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Serious workplace injuries increase suicide risk, US study finds

People who have sustained serious workplace injuries are at increased risk of suicide or fatal overdose, according to a study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

MSDs causing more than a quarter of DALYs lost in NZ

Musculoskeletal harm now accounts for 27 per cent of all work-related disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost in New Zealand, according to a report from the country’s health and safety regulator, WorkSafe. A DALY is defined by the World Health Organization as one lost “healthy” life year.

New voluntary standards scheme targets workplace mental health

A voluntary accreditation scheme aimed at improving employee wellbeing has been launched by a mental health consultancy.

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Businesses can take positive steps to support staff with mental health issues.

APOSHO 33

The Asia Pacific OSH gathering heard about a range of initiatives to reduce its excessive workplace fatality toll. 

Table talk: mental health

We summarise an expert discussion convened by IOSH on how employers support mental health and the role of mental health first aider. 

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