Campaign launched to celebrate environmental health

15 October 2019

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has launched a new campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of environmental health, raising the profile of the profession and inspiring the next generation of environmental health practitioners (EHPs).

Migraine support at work can reduce lost days

11 October 2019

The results from a research study have shown that educational and counselling support provided by employers can significantly reduce the impact of migraine on workers, including days of work, social interactions and household work missed due to the condition.

Latest REACH requirements for nanomaterials: 1 January 2020

11 October 2019

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has urged companies to get ready for its new requirements, for which a deadline of 1 January 2020 applies, under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regime.

“Serious shortage” of occupational doctors

10 October 2019

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) has recently highlighted a “serious shortage” of doctors who specialise in work-related conditions, pointing out that the number of consultants in the NHS alone has declined from 80 to 60 over the past two years.

Protecting vulnerable workers from dangerous substances

10 October 2019

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published a new information sheet explaining to employers the importance of protecting vulnerable workers — such as young staff members, migrant workers and pregnant women — from dangerous substances in the workplace.

NHS computer gaming addiction clinic for children

9 October 2019

The NHS has announced the launch of the country’s first specialist clinic for children and young adults who are seriously addicted to computer games, such as Fortnite, Candy Crush and Call of Duty.

Impact of endometriosis on women’s careers and education

9 October 2019

A new research study conducted by the BBC has highlighted the devastating impact endometriosis has on women’s lives — including their careers, education, mental health, and sex life, with around half stating they have experienced suicidal thoughts.

Toxic safety culture: 2 deaths in 7 days linked to site conditions

8 October 2019

Crossrail workers on the Bond Street project downed tools at the start of last week following the death of a second colleague within seven days. This follows the death of another worker in June, with all three suspected to have had heart attacks.

Small loss of sleep can reduce performance by 50%

8 October 2019

College students who averaged six and a half hours of sleep a night were found to achieve grades that were 50% lower than other students who averaged just one hour more of sleep.