Employment groups have called on employers to work proactively with employees who are suffering from the long-term effects of coronavirus and make reasonable adjustments so individuals can be better supported to stay in or return to work.
In this exclusive interview, IOSH magazine’s former editor Nick Warburton speaks with Professor Dame Carol Black about the importance of giving occupational health a strategic leadership role after it provided an invaluable service supporting business and organisational operations during the pandemic.
New research published by Ipsos suggests that more than half of UK adults would support the introduction of legislation giving employees the right to ignore work-related communications outside of their official working/on-call hours.
The pandemic had a profound impact on almost every area of how we live and work, causing ongoing stress and anxiety for many of us. Despite the easing of pandemic restrictions, many stressors remain, and seem set to stay indefinitely as we navigate new ways of working.
A joint report from two United Nations (UN) agencies includes measures that employers should put in place, including providing effective OSH support, so that workers’ health is adequately protected while they undertake teleworking.