The prevalence of work-related stress, and its association with self-perceived health and sick-leave, in a population of employed Swedish women
- CASE STUDY -- VIEWPOINT: ALISON DUNN. HEAD OF TREATMENT SERVICES, TRANSPORT FOR LONDON. // Occupational Health;Jun2012, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p22
The article describes the case of Transport for London that introduced an intervention that would provide an additional dimension to the support being offered to its employees.
- OH could bridge gap between mental health and employers. // Occupational Health;Jun2011, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p4
The article discusses a 2011 survey conducted by Mind, a British charity, which found that workers who were mentally distressed felt the need to hide their conditions for fear of being terminated, prompting the organization to call on employers to address the issue immediately.
- Positive work-related states and long-term sickness absence: A study of register-based outcomes. CLAUSEN, THOMAS; CHRISTENSEN, KARL BANG; BORG, VILHELM // Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;Feb2010 Supplement, Vol. 38 Issue S3, p51
Aims: To investigate the association between positive work-related states and long-term sickness absence (LTSA). The positive states that were investigated were commitment to the work-place (CW) and experience of meaning of work (MW). Methods: This association was investigated using Poisson...
- Explanations for gender differences in sickness absence: evidence from middle-aged municipal employees from Finland. Laaksonen, M.; Martikainen, P.; Rahkonen, O.; Lahelma, E. // Occupational & Environmental Medicine;May2008, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p325
Objectives: To examine gender differences in sickness absence spells of various lengths and to explain these differences by health status, working conditions and family-related factors. Methods: The study included 5470 female and 1464 male employees of the City of Helsinki surveyed at baseline...
- IN BRIEF. // Occupational Health;Feb2015, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p4
This section offers news briefs relating to occupational health. British workers believe that a healthy smile improves their prospects for employment and promotion, according to research by Bupa. The Liberal Democrat Party in Scotland has claimed that mental health problems have forced thousands...
- Study exposes barriers to return to work after illness. // Employers Law;Jun2007, p5
The article reports on a study which shows that a resistance to workplace rehabilitation and the inability of the NHS to provide speedy treatment are preventing further reductions in sickness absence, despite improvements over the past three years. A study of more than 600 employers by...
- Throwing a sickie. Greenhalgh, Trisha // Accountancy;Mar2005, Vol. 135 Issue 1339, p136
Deals with the sick notes issue in Great Britain, as of March 2005. Plan of the British government to develop policy on the issuance of sick notes; Number of sick leave allotted to employees; Failure of general practitioners to asses the work environment of employees.
- Work-related psychosocial events as triggers of sick leave - results from a Swedish case-crossover study. Hultin, Hanna; Hallqvist, Johan; Alexanderson, Kristina; Johansson, Gun; Lindholm, Christina; Lundberg, Ingvar; Möller, Jette // BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p175
Background: Although illness is an important cause of sick leave, it has also been suggested that non-medical risk factors may influence this association. If such factors impact on the period of decision making, they should be considered as triggers. Yet, there is no empirical support available....
- Politicians, activists fight for mandatory paid sick leave law. JOHNSON, STEPHON // New York Amsterdam News;11/1/2012, Vol. 103 Issue 44, p19
The article focuses on a demand by the residents of New York State regarding implementation of a law related to paid sick leave in workplaces.