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  • MENtal health first aid in The wORkplace (MENTOR): A feasibility study

    Mental health first aid

    Increasing people’s awareness of mental health, reducing stigma, and promoting and facilitating early help-seeking are recognised as key strategies for a mentally healthy workplace. However, people may delay seeking help because workplace support systems are not available, not accessible, or not known. In this context Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) has emerged as an international programme that seeks to raise awareness of mental ill health and improve attitudes. It also educates people about the ways that they can support those experiencing a mental health crisis, through a range of training programmes.

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  • Representing miners in arrangements for safety and health in coal mining: a global perspective

    Coal mines report

    Mining is a hazardous industry; in fact for many it is the epitome of dangerous work. Therefore, calls for the right to represent the interests of miners in their safety and health has been a prominent feature of labour relations.

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  • A review of the impact of shift work on occupational cancer

    IOSH review into shift work and occupational cancer

    The change to a 24-hour society means that increasingly more people are working ‘non-traditional’ hours, including shift work and night work. However there remains concern over the effect of shift work on health, including its relationship with cancer.

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  • Irish Workplace behaviour study

    Irish Workplace behaviour research front cover

    Study that aims to establish the prevalence of negative acts in the workplace in a nationally representative sample of Irish employees. This project involved a survey of a national probability sample of employees focusing on workplace ill treatment received at least once over the previous two years.

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  • Nanotechnology in construction and demolition: what we know, what we don’t

    Nanotechnology in construction and demolition IOSH report

    Nanotechnology is an exciting, innovative area promising great benefits to many areas of life, industry and commerce, including construction and the built environment.

    However there remains concerns about the health impacts from nanotechnologies. We don’t know which materials contain nanoparticles; we don’t know which nanoparticles are present; we don’t know how easily they could become bio-available; and we don’t know what to do if they do become bio-available.

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