This article is a shout-out for growing Occupational Health and Wellbeing (OHWB). We must broadcast the narrative to our teams, networks, and peers. There is nothing more powerful than people spreading the word. As Carol Chorleton said 30 + years ago when starting OH Today, “the more voices that shout, the louder the noise!”
Autumn 2022 Article
It has been evident in my practice that more and more individuals are being referred to Occupational Health (OH) over the past year (2021-2022) due to post or LC (Long covid) symptoms.
We may not realise it, but we set goals most days. Our goals can look very different depending on our lifestyles, values, needs, and our own definitions of success.
My daily consultations put me through a rollercoaster of emotions when listening to people talk about pain.
In this article I examine the role of occupational hygienists, the workplace risks we must consider, and how we can work collaboratively to empower employers and those in occupational health, together creating complementary, informed, and effective multi-disciplinary teams.
Occupational Asthma (OA) is a type of asthma caused by inhaling hazardous substances or irritants at work. It is important to distinguish between occupational asthma and aggravation of pre-existing asthma, as management and compensation can differ.
OH Today is delighted to be interviewing Health and Wellbeing at Work’s Event Director, Lauren Sterling. Lauren has been championing health and wellbeing since the event’s inception in 2007 and has developed the event to become the UK’s leading platform for sharing best practice and innovation for improving the health, wellbeing and culture of today’s workforce.
Professor Damien McElvenny is a biostatistician and epidemiologist at the Institute of Occupational Medicine. He has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Statistics and a PhD in Epidemiology.
He is a Chartered Statistician and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. He is an honorary member of the Society of Occupational Medicine and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He is an Assistant Editor for Occupational Medicine, an independent scientific member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council, and Founder and Secretary of the UK/Ireland Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Society.
Damien has worked in the nuclear industry, and the NHS, been a member of the Government Statistics Service, has been an academic Chair in Epidemiology, worked as an independent consultant, and is currently Principal Epidemiologist at the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh.