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Our resources offer everything from clear, accessible introductions to subjects, to full coverage of specific issues.

You'll find resources on health and safety management, environmental management, corporate social responsibility, and more. So whether you're a health and safety professional, director, manager or student, we've a resource to help you.

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  • The effects of shift work on health (2015)

    IOSH
    The effects of shift work on health

    This report discusses the underlying causes of health and safety problems associated with abnormal work schedules and ageing. Through the analyses of ‘VISAT’ (ageing, health and work) data study the study determines the long term effects of shift-work on:- sleep - cognition - metabolic dysfunction - quality of life. This research was undertaken by the International University of Monaco, Université Toulouse le Mirail, University of Swansea & Simon Folkard Associates Ltd.

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  • PACE interview

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    Pace interviews

    The aim of this guide is to provide information to help you understand the process of a PACE interview.

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  • Getting the best from the fit note

    IOSH
    Fit note - research thumbnail

    This report discusses the gaps in the evidence-base on the General Practitioners' (GP) 'fit note' and describes the investigation into the key features of successful fit note use in order to optimise its effectiveness from the perspective of all three stakeholders: GP, employer and employee.

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  • Getting the message? Guidance on communication

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    getting the message

    The aim of this guide is to provide occupational safety and health (OSH) practitioners with a basic understanding of the importance of clear communication within organisations. The guide will also be of interest to managers, directors, HR personnel and others with an interest in intra-organisational communication.

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  • Sun safety in construction: Evaluation of a sun safety intervention for the UK construction sector (2015)

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    Sun safety

    This report presents findings on the effectiveness of an intervention – a Sun Safety in Construction DVDdesigned to increase knowledge of the risks of solar radiation exposure and encourage healthy sun safety attitudes and behaviours among construction workers in Great Britain.

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