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    A nervous return

    Many workers are feeling anxious about returning to the workplace as Covid restrictions are eased, so it’s vital employers communicate effectively with staff about the precautions in place to protect them from the virus.

    By Dr Sarita Robinson and Christina Buxton on 16 September 2021

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    “Don’t let your guard down”, IOSH urges businesses

    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is calling on businesses to “not let their guard down” to ensure COVID-19 doesn’t spread rapidly through workplaces.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 September 2021

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    An evidence-based checklist for managing home workers

    A new checklist provides a quick reminder for managers on how to support the wellbeing and productivity of remote workers.

    By Professor Kevin Daniels and Dr Helen Fitzhugh on 12 August 2021

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    Stay in control: preventing Covid-19 at work

    Employers should continue to carefully control the risk from Covid-19 at work, despite the lifting of most legal restrictions in the UK.

    By Phil Pinnington, British Safety Council on 09 August 2021

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    Long Covid: can work lift the burden?

    Thousands of working people are struggling with ‘long Covid’; often life changing symptoms that continue long after initial infection. What are workplaces doing to help them?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 19 January 2021


    Employers urged to support Covid sufferers in their recovery

    Employers are being urged to provide support for staff suffering from long-term health impacts of the virus when they return to work.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 July 2020

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    ‘Health is everyone’s business’ consultation goes out to firms

    Employers will be encouraged to take “early and supportive action” for employees with health conditions so that more people remain in work, under proposals put forward in a new consultation.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 August 2019

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    "Government must help employers do the right thing," says DWP advisor

    Crumbling employment laws and poor investment have contributed to swathes of people with ill health conditions dropping out of work each year, a government advisor has said.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 March 2019

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    Government's ‘Prevention better than cure’ paper unveiled

    Employers have been urged to do more to keep people healthy at work as part of a government plan to put prevention at the forefront of health and social care.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 November 2018

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    ‘I felt comfortable in a place that understood mental health’

    The government has set a target of getting one million more people with disabilities, including with mental ill health, into work by 2027. A unique NHS job taster programme is leading the way.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 January 0001