Monday, 29 August 2011 12:07pm
Using a web-based intervention to help managers reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) can have a flow-down effect that improves health throughout the workplace, a US study has shown.
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 3:08pm
The alarming findings of a study on television viewing have reinforced the need to address the risks of prolonged sitting, and to encourage staff to stand up at work.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 12:32pm
Health care workers who are exposed to and sensitive to latex are more likely to leave their jobs, according to the authors of a new study, who have warned that powdered latex gloves are often inadvertently used.
Friday, 05 August 2011 11:26am
Workers on early-morning shifts are more likely to put themselves and others at risk by not getting enough sleep, according to a new study from Argentina, which recommends the implementation of rest schedules.
Monday, 25 July 2011 2:13pm
A rise in stress-related heart disease and the recent spate of suicides at the Foxconn factory complex in China have highlighted the dangers of increasing work hours and job insecurity, according to a new study.
Thursday, 14 July 2011 1:56pm
Identifying workers prone to "burnout" could help employers tackle the increasing costs of lengthy stress-related absences, according to a new Swedish study.
Monday, 04 July 2011 1:36pm
A "planned nap" before or during work, followed by a quick hit of caffeine, can help counteract shift-work sleepiness, improve performance and reduce the risk of accidents, a new report has revealed.
Monday, 27 June 2011 1:41pm
Workers with long commuting times and those with high demand/low control jobs are likely to take longer, more frequent periods of sick leave, according to a three-year Australian study.
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 2:09pm
A Canadian study could lend support to claims of occupational breast cancer, with its finding that there is a slightly higher risk of breast cancer among women who live close to certain heavy industries.
Friday, 03 June 2011 11:06am
Workplace weight management and quit-smoking programs could significantly reduce the huge cost of absences linked to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), according to new research.