In support of Men’s Health Week, which is running from June 9th-15th, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is calling on employers to improve the health of male employees.

This year, Men’s Health Week is focusing on the theme of men and work.

Commenting on the issue, IOSH president Ray Hurst said: "[The week] is an excellent opportunity to highlight to male workers the importance of looking after their health.

"As well as badly affecting their own lives and that of their families, workers’ ill health certainly isn’t good for business either."

He went on to state that it makes sense for companies to help their workers maintain a good work-life balance and to take care of themselves as low morale and poor productivity can prevent organisations being successful.

A non-profit organisation, IOSH aims to provide authoritative and impartial guidance on health and safety issues.