Monday, 11 October 2010 1:50pm
The common cold and gastroenteritis cost employers billions in lost productivity each year, but simply supplying workers with alcoholic hand sanitiser can dramatically reduce "illness episodes", a German study has found.
Thursday, 07 October 2010 3:39pm
Depression caused by job strain is costing employers hundreds of millions of dollars a year, yet most workplace interventions are individual-focused, doing little to reduce job stressors, a University of Melbourne study has revealed.
Thursday, 16 September 2010 1:39pm
Firefighters who remove their respirators in the final stages of suppressing a fire could face an increased risk of heart disease, a new study has revealed.
Thursday, 02 September 2010 2:10pm
More than eight in ten employees think workplace safety is more important than overtime pay, a US study has found.
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 12:20pm
Up to 45 per cent of shift workers and 61 per cent of occupational drivers suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), potentially placing co-workers and the public at risk, according to Japanese researchers.
Monday, 23 August 2010 12:30pm
A study of more than 1700 workers has found the link between high job strain and smoking is "buffered" when employees trust their managers.
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 12:29pm
A study of September 11 survivors has highlighted the critical role communicative and flexible managers play in limiting psychological distress after a workplace calamity.
Thursday, 22 July 2010 2:15pm
Employers that want to dissuade older workers from retiring early should lighten their workload, invest in their health and make them feel more appreciated, a European study has found.
Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:14pm
The time and commitment needed to implement preventative health strategies can be formidable, but clearly articulating the benefits versus costs should persuade wary employers, US researchers say.
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 12:34pm
A study has found high-frequency vibrations could be more dangerous to workers than lower frequencies, casting doubt on the effectiveness of an international standard.