Friday, 27 May 2011 11:45am
Construction workers could be far more vulnerable to potentially fatal lung disease and other conditions than previously thought, researchers have warned, in calling for employers to improve work environments.
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 3:57pm
Shift to smoker-free workplaces could be discriminatory, says ILO; and Link between sedentary work and cancer established.
Thursday, 12 May 2011 10:25am
The US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has called for employers to act, after it found construction workers have an increased risk of "excessive decline" in lung function.
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 1:56pm
In a study that shows employers must do more to determine the health of their workforce, researchers have found commercial drivers at risk of sleep disorders are inadvertently underreporting their symptoms.
Monday, 21 March 2011 11:57am
Australian researchers have found an association between low-frequency hearing loss, poor balance and anxiety and depression among workers exposed to noise.
Monday, 14 March 2011 2:12pm
Shift work increases an employee's chances of being overweight or obese by up to 30 per cent, according to a new study from the University of Queensland.
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 12:07pm
Line management support is "crucial" when managing workers with long-term health conditions, and menopause should be no exception, according to the UK's Trades Union Congress (TUC).
Tuesday, 08 March 2011 3:51pm
Senior managers who visited BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig to conduct an informal OHS audit, just hours before it exploded, could have prevented the incident had they focussed on both occupational and process safety, says Professor Andrew Hopkins of the Australian National University.
Wednesday, 23 February 2011 3:58pm
Workers who have been in abusive relationships could be less capable of neutralising violent situations at work, according to a US study, which found tight schedules and role conflict increase the risk of workplace assault.
Thursday, 17 February 2011 1:30pm
Nearly half of the workers who quit smoking during a trial that rewarded success with cash have told researchers they would have quit anyway, but most said work-sponsored quit programs were helpful.