Monday, 29 June 2009 12:35pm
Employers must recognise that bullying can happen at any level in an organisation, warns an Australian researcher, who found almost one in four Australian bosses are bullied by their workers, which could potentially affect an organisation's bottom line.
Wednesday, 24 June 2009 1:13pm
Cleaners who develop dermatitis are more likely than those who don't to develop work-related asthma symptoms, according to researchers, suggesting employers should use safety and skin-care training as a preventative measure.
Tuesday, 16 June 2009 12:14pm
Employers that manage worker health and wellness experience better organisational performance and have greater profitability and talent retention, according to a new global study.
Thursday, 11 June 2009 3:52pm
A common coal miners' lung disease was caused by the inhalation of coal dust high in carbon and iron - and not quartz, as experts have long presumed, a study has found.
Tuesday, 02 June 2009 1:39pm
Employees who experience workplace racial discrimination are twice as likely as others to suffer an injury, illness or assault on the job, a study has found.
Wednesday, 27 May 2009 3:50pm
Repeat engagement of workers in workplace-organised wellness activities is critical to maintaining and improving their health, according to US researchers.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009 11:56am
A 20-year study of nearly 18,000 German porcelain workers has been unable to establish a link between exposure to crystalline silica and lung cancer, contrary to previous research.
Tuesday, 05 May 2009 3:50pm
Staff education, vaccination and adherence to good infection control practices are the three essential elements of a robust occupational influenza prevention program, according to a medical society.
Tuesday, 21 April 2009 3:46pm
Back pain, mental wellbeing and stress risks are the strongest predictors of productivity loss, according to a recent US study. Employers should target these risks in health intervention programs to improve productivity.
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 2:17pm
Modifications made to the working environment aimed at improving conditions and increasing employee job satisfaction can dramatically reduce tobacco- and alcohol-use rates among manual labourers and office workers, a French study has found.