February/March 2013 (vol. 09/5)

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Assault on absence


The government is to set up a new sickness absence assessment and advisory service that will handle over half a million workers a year off sick for more than four weeks.

THE government’s announcement that it will create a new health and work assessment and advisory service1 (HWAAS) to help reduce sickness absence (pp.8–9) is good news for occupational health (OH). But there are caveats…

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

Author: Ballard J


Occupational Health at Work February/March 2013 (vol. 09/5) pp3

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