North, Sarah-Jane
February 2008
People Management;2/21/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 4, Special section p4
The article presents a discussion about occupational health in Great Britain. National director for health and work Dame Carol Black heads the health, work and well-being strategy of the government which aims at improving the health of working-age people, preventing work-related injury and illness, intervening when health problems arise and providing rehabilitation support. It is mentioned that minor illnesses, such as colds and stomach complaints, are the most common causes of short-term absence.


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