RAND explores how to improve workplace safety as well as both physical and mental health in such diverse sectors as mining, health care, refineries, factories, construction, and corporate or white-collar work.
Chris van Stolk, vice president at RAND Europe, gave a keynote presentation at the Health and Wellbeing at Work 2017 exhibition on 7th March in Birmingham. He also chaired the event's ‘Best Place to Work’ programme.
Online platforms or mobile applications designed to help tackle mental health illnesses such as depression, anxiety, or insomnia have grown significantly in the past two years and have had a positive impact on users.
This report provides an overview and explores the potential of mental health tools which aim to combine the principles of talking therapies with recent developments in information and communication technologies.
Public Health England has commissioned an analysis of the take-up and impact of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter; the end product will include a set of case studies to help strengthen and expand the evidence base that underpins the Charter.
Mental illness is increasing among the working-age population in the United Kingdom and is associated with high economic and social costs; it is one of the leading reasons that people claim sickness benefits.
This research aims to develop a better understanding of how human and organisational factors are integrated in major accident prevention efforts in the oil and gas industry, as well as in the nuclear and civil aviation sectors – two sectors which face similar issues and challenges.
RAND Europe was commissioned by TOTAL E&P Research and Development to consider the role of human and organisational factors in major accident prevention in the oil and gas sector. The work drew on insights from industrial and academic experts.
New regulations could improve safety at oil and gas refineries in California and benefit nearby communities. Even if the proposed regulations make refineries only 7.3 percent safer than they are currently, they will be worth their implementation costs.
We address immigrant day laborers' experiences with occupational safety in the construction industry in New Orleans, and opinions about content and method of communication for educational interventions to reduce occupational risks.
RAND researchers develop a preliminary logic model to help the Nanotechnology Research Center identify and assess its contributions to improving the safety and health of workers who could be affected by engineered nanomaterials.
Vehicle crashes are the largest cause of death among police in the United States. Knowing the risk factors can help law enforcement agencies take steps to lower the risk of injury collisions, such as restricting motorcycle use to situations where the use of other vehicles is not feasible.
Vehicle crashes are the largest cause of death among police in the U.S. Understanding the risk factors can help law enforcement agencies take steps to lower the risk of injury collisions, such as restricting motorcycle use to situations where the use of other vehicles is not feasible.
This report summarizes the proceedings of a colloquium to elicit input from key occupational safety and health and workers' compensation stakeholders to help the Center for Workers' Compensation Studies maximize the impact of its research activities.
This tool provides a short overview of hazing for military commanders and was derived from research documented in Hazing in the U.S. Armed Forces: Recommendations for Hazing Prevention Policy and Practice.