Selected Research Findings and publications

The member bodies of the Council for Work and Health undertake a wide range of research studies and create useful resources and publications for practitioners and employers.  Selected examples are referenced here. Member bodies are encouraged to provide summary information on relevant publications.

Occupational Health:  The Global Evidence and Value

Report published by SOM in 2018.  To access the report click here.

BITC Toolkits

BiTC have a range of helpful toolkits.  To access the toolkits click here.

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WHO – Preventing Disease through a Healthier and Safer Workplace

The recent publication from WHO – Preventing Disease through a Healthier and Safer Workplaceprovides a comprehensive review of the key evidence linking diseases and injuries to occupational risks, estimates of the disease burden attributable to work together with examples of interventions that work.  To access the report click here.


The importance of health and work

The Health and Work infographics summarise important date to provide a snapshot of the health and work landscape at publication date (July 2018).  They are intended to enable national and local stakeholders to understand, make the case for, and take action on addressing health, work and worklessness.  To access the report and download the infographic files and references click here.

Improving lives: the future of work, health and disability

This paper sets out plans to transform employment prospects for disabled people and those with long-term health conditions over the next 10 years.  To access the paper click here.


Choosing Occupational Health as a career

The SOM has created a useful document to help those considering a career in occupational health.  For more information click here.

In addition, here is a YouTube video:  OH as a career