WHO: Global Plan of Action for Workers’ Health

In 2007, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a global plan of action for workers’ health. This plan is important because it acknowledges the risks workers face, and the importance of Occupational Health services. WHO WHO is an agency of the United Nations. It began life in 1948 with a simple purpose: to be the […]

What is Occupational Health?

In addition to statutory health and safety procedures all employers must put in place, ‘occupational health’ focuses on the relationship between health and work. It can vary from workplace to workplace. For example, a chemical manufacturer’s employees will be exposed to some different health related issues than, say, the employees of a call centre so […]

My Return to Work After An Operation: Case Study

Unexpectedly, George Duns began to suffer from severe lower back pain. He was reluctant to take time off from his desk job, but in the end the pain was such, he had no choice.” Diagnosis “I’ve always been a grafter so I hated the thought of being off work – especially with something like Back […]