Rescue exercises and emergency simulations can place workers at risk of cardiovascular stress and heat stroke, and should be carefully monitored and include a recovery plan, Canadian researchers have warned.
Work stressors are the most common causes of poor sleep quality in workers, but they can reverse their sleep difficulties by increasing their physical activity levels, according to European researchers.
Workers with early-onset dementia have the capacity to remain in employment for some time after diagnosis, and employers can help them do so safely by providing a range of reasonable adjustments, UK researchers say.
Workers with supervisors who aren't aware of the hazards involved in their jobs and don't encourage safe working practices are at least 3.5 times more likely to be injured at work, Canadian researchers have found.
Weight loss interventions that focus on individual workers being wholly responsible for the outcomes increase stigma and discrimination against overweight workers, and can exacerbate their health problems, European researchers have warned.
Workers with passive, undemanding roles are at increased risk of cognitive decline, and employers should attempt to mitigate this and associated issues, like higher absence rates, through clever job design, a decade-long study has found.
Silicosis remains a major global health problem, occurs in industries ranging from mining to dentistry, and often affects young workers, a UK study covering more than two decades of data has confirmed.