Friday, 25 June 2010 12:20pm
Swedish researchers are urging employers not to reward workaholism, after finding workers who push themselves too hard are more likely to ignore and aggravate health problems.
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:30pm
An alternative-duties program, which holds managers accountable for accommodating workers' medical restrictions, has saved Shell Oil Company more than $4.7 million in direct costs within three years, according to an in-house study.
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 1:08pm
Workers who suffer from insomnia and other sleep disorders are more likely to take sick leave and get injured on the job, yet few workplace health and safety initiatives focus on the problem, say researchers.
Tuesday, 01 June 2010 11:34am
An analysis of "comprehensive" OHS auditing systems has found most are not as thorough as employers believe, with management-review systems rating poorly, a Canadian study has found.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 2:00pm
Researchers have found postural strain is more pronounced in workers who are predisposed to stress, and that the greater the perceived workload, the greater the risk.
Thursday, 20 May 2010 12:02pm
Shift workers are more likely to suffer from "premature awakening" and other sleep problems than day workers, but the symptoms can be reversed, a new study has found.
Friday, 14 May 2010 12:23pm
Employees who work excessive overtime are more likely to have a heart attack, according to British researchers, who also found overtime was associated with aggressiveness and irritability.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010 12:04pm
Employees should be encouraged to undergo screening for depression in much the same way they are screened for high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol, say the authors of a new international study.
Thursday, 06 May 2010 2:06pm
Workers over the age of 65 are less likely than those under 30 to sustain neck injuries, according to a Californian study, which also found that field workers are more at risk than office staff.
Wednesday, 28 April 2010 2:00pm
Organisation restructures can increase the likelihood of employee burnout, especially if staff are excluded from the process, a Danish study has found.