All articles related to "occupational health":

Firefighting puts strain on the heart

Firefighters appear to be at increased risk of heart attack from the stress, heat, and other physical demands of the job, according to a new study by University of Edinburgh researchers. The study and an accompanying editorial were…

Firefighters’ workplace cancer risk explored

Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are taking a new approach to studying cancer risk among firefighters. They have partnered with the Boston Fire Department to conduct a novel exposure assessment…

What’s good for employee health is good for the company

When a company puts a priority on employee wellness and contributing to health in the community and environment, it may benefit by having lower healthcare costs, improved worker retention, reduced absenteeism, fewer workplace injuries, and even a healthier…

Improving health and safety on the job

November 7, 2016—The Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public aims to find new approaches to address the many ways that jobs can affect health and safety, from potential exposures to physical…

Can ‘green’ offices sharpen productivity?

People who work in “green” offices that are well-ventilated and have low levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide may have significantly better cognitive function than people working in more traditional office environments, according to a recent study…