Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: October 2020

first_imgOccupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: July 2020Sleep disturbance affects Covid-19 medicsAlmost 40% of paediatric healthcare workers in Wuhan experienced sleep disturbance during the Covid-19 pandemic… Previous Article Next Article Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: October 2020By Sarah Silcox on 2 Oct 2020 in Coronavirus, OH service delivery, Research, Occupational Health, Personnel Today Related posts: Five ways OH can make itself indispensable during Covid-19Much as it is causing intense day-to-day challenges, Covid-19 is also offering OH practitioners – nurses and physicians – a…center_img No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Image: Shutterstock Work environment risk factors for MSDsErgonomic improvements and stress reduction interventions are likely to cut the prevalence of sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), according to this study of 12,452 healthcare workers. Heavy physical work and strenuous work postures were both risk factors for short- and long-term sickness absence (defined as fewer than 28 days and more than 104 days respectively). Similarly, high job demands and low job control each increased the risk for both types of absence compared with employees with low job demands and high job control. None of the work characteristics identified as possible risk factors, except strenuous postures, increased the risk for long-term absence due to psychological problems.Leineweber C et al. “Work environment risk factors for the duration of all cause and diagnose-specific sickness absence among healthcare workers in Sweden: a prospective study”, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, published online 6 August 2020.Walking to the copier is good for youWalking a greater distance from your office to the photocopier is associated with a smaller waist circumference, according to this study of 108 office-based workers. Similarly, having a desk or workstation further away from the entrance to a building is correlated with a lower body fat percentage. Associations and correlations were also found between the distance from desk to the bathroom, and between sedentary breaks, distance to the break room and distance from the printer/copier. The authors conclude that “worksites interested in improving the health of their employees should consider how building design affects occupational physical activity and health”.Gay J L et al. “Associations between office location and adiposity in office workers”, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, published online 5 August 2020.Using e-health records in OH practiceElectronic health records (EHRs) are widely used in OH practice to improve the exchange of information between the professionals involved in a patient’s care. However, this study finds that OH physicians report that the routine tasks involved in using EHRs are not straightforward. They state the documentation of patient data for statistical purposes takes an unreasonable amount of time and that access to patient data provided by other organisations is poor. Usability problems with EHRs reported by OH doctors include its slowness, unexpected downtime and difficulties in obtaining patient data. The study concludes that “OH physicians’ work is best supported by EHRs that consider their specific role in healthcare, ie the assessment of work ability, the coordination of care and rehabilitation and support for return to work.”Nissinen S et al. “Occupational health physicians as users of electronic health records”, Occupational Medicine, published online 5 August 2020.Health promotion and inequalitiesWorkplace health promotion programmes may help reduce socioeconomic inequalities, but further research is required, according to this systematic review of studies published from 2013 onwards. In total, 13 studies provided information on the effectiveness of health promotion across socioeconomic groups, 10 of which reported equal effectiveness across groups and one (with three comparisons) reported that workplace health promotion was most effective for lower socioeconomic groups.Van de Ven D et al. “Are workplace health promotion programmes effective for all socioeconomic groups? A systematic review”, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, published online 22 July 2020.Onsite physiotherapy and injury preventionOnsite physiotherapy can provide benefits for both workers and employers when delivered as part of a programme to introduce early intervention injury prevention, but its ongoing contribution once an injury prevention programme is up and running is unproven. This US study of a meat processing plant finds that, although injury rates did increase slightly when onsite physiotherapy was removed, the cost of the associated compensation claims fell significantly, by $847 per claim for all injury types. The authors conclude that “once an injury prevention program was embedded within an organisation, onsite physiotherapy services were able to be discharged without significantly and negatively impacting demonstrated benefits and injury outcomes.”Donovan M et al. “The contribution of onsite physiotherapy to an integrated model for managing work injuries: a follow-up study”, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, published online 14 July 2020.Dialogue-based rehab boosts managers’ competenceUsing a dialogue-based approach to return to work, facilitated by a rehabilitation coordinator, can boost managers’ competence and capacity to act in complex cases, according to this study. The intervention, which included a joint meeting between manager, employee and coordinator, aimed to facilitate dialogue and find concrete solutions to enable return to work. It concludes that managers boosted their capacity to make adjustments at work and to share responsibility with the employee. An added value was that the 16 managers in the study started to take preventive measures with other employees using the skills learned from participating in the intervention.Eskilsson T et al. “Enhanced capacity to act: managers’ perspectives when participating in a dialogue-based workplace intervention for employee return to work”, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, published online, 31 July 2020.Carer-employees benefit from educational interventionA workplace intervention designed to educate and support care-givers at work was associated with a reduction in their reporting of ill health symptoms, depression and psychosocial issues over time, according to this small scale study.Ding R et al. “Evaluation of a caregiver-friendly workplace program (CFWP) intervention on the health of full-time caregiver employees (CEs)”, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, published online 3 August 2020. Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: December 2020Fatigue and workplace exercise programmesWork-related fatigue is related to a range of negative consequences, including poor productivity. This study…last_img read more

How do you build a strong and adaptable workforce? (e-book)

first_imgHow do you build a strong and adaptable workforce? (e-book)By Personnel Today on 11 Mar 2021 in PROMOTED CONTENT, Latest News, Personnel Today 2021: The key employee benefits challenges employers facePROMOTED | We take a look at the key trends highlighted in Aon’s 2021 UK Benefits and Trends survey – and the challenges they bring… Make UK launches new Covid 19 HR & Legal Support Programme to protect businesses and safeguard jobsPROMOTED | Make UK has developed a new online suite of services to help manufacturers with the challenges of preparing… HR teams have stepped up to guide their organisation through one of the greatest periods of uncertainty in living memory, as a result of the global pandemic.Shifting workforces practically overnight to remote working, updating policies, supporting employee wellbeing—HR and People teams have achieved all of this and much more by adapting, flexing and being resilient through this unprecedented time of change.However, business resilience isn’t only important in the wake of recent disruptions but it’ll continue to define how organisations operate and perform long into the future. Our e-book, ‘Business resilience and agility: How HR leaders can empower change’ explores:• The areas where HR continues to evolve and change• The value behind business resilience• Eight essential ways HR and People leaders can lead with business resilience and agility• Next steps HR and People leaders can take to get ahead Previous Article Next Article By downloading this report you are agreeing to our terms and conditions and to Sage contacting you in relation to this report and its content. You also confirm that you have read our privacy policy and our cookie policy.First Name*Last Name*Email* No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Company Name*Company Size*1-45-910-1920-4950-99100-199200-499500-9991000-19992000-29993000-49995000-9999>10000Telephone Number*Job Level*HR ManagerHR DirectorHR OfficerHR AdministratorHR ConsultantTraining/development ManagerTraining/development DirectorTraining/development OfficerTraining/development AdministratorTraining/development ConsultantTrainerMarketingLine managerCEO/MDOtherStudentUnemployedJournalistResearcherIf other please specifyIndustry*Advertising / PRAutomotiveBanks / Financial servicesBusiness ServicesConstructionConsulting / Professional / Legal ServicesConsumer GoodsEducation / Academic ResearchEnergy / Oil & GasEvents / TrainingHealthcareHotels / RestaurantsInformation technologyInsuranceManufacturingMarket researchMedia / TVNon-governmental organisation / CharityPharmaceuticals / BiotechnologyPrinting / PublishingProfessional ServicesPublic Services / GovernmentReal Estate / Housing associationsRecreational Activities / EntertainmentRetailSports / FitnessTechnologyTelecomTransportation / LogisticsTravel / LeisureUtilities – Energy / Oil & Gas / WaterOtherIf other please specifyPersonnel Today Group may also contact you in the future about new products, events and services unless you object to receiving such messages by ticking the box below. Personnel Today will not pass your details onto any other third parties. Related posts: Tick here 8 top tips for bossing your PayrollPROMOTED | The first peak of the pandemic has shifted the priorities of large and small businesses alike, making payroll a top concern for UK companies with employee wellbeing a close second, according to new research by Payroll & HR services provider, SD Worx.last_img read more

Sumner Newscow Calendar: Friday- Dec. 4 – Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

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