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IOSH issues employer guidance on heart disease

14th June 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has announced a new online guide designed to help employers increase awareness of heart diseases in work environments.

It has released a health toolkit, offering tips regarding rehabilitating and accommodating those in work, the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and how workers can be encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Jane White, IOSH research and information services manager, said: "Culturally, women have been the ones looking for the signs of poor health, whereas men tend to talk less about their health and aren’t always as keen to go to a doctor."

Ms White urged businesses to tailor their wellbeing strategies so that they are more inclusive and accessible for staff.

By doing this, workers will be able to spot early signs of heart disease, which could prove pivotal.

Among the signs of heart disease are chest pain, pressure or pain in the arms and breathlessness.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801384506-ADNFCR


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