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Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and How Health Surveillance Can Help

May 30th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

Hand-arm vibration injuries are caused by using machinery or tools that can, over time, lead to damage to the fingers, hands or arms. It can, for instance, be caused by using power tools or operating heavy machinery such as concrete breakers and pedestal grinders. Whether you are at risk of HAVS depends on how often…

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Occupational Health Services for the Retail Sector

May 26th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

The retail sector is one of the biggest employers in the UK, providing jobs for over 3 million staff. The type of occupational health service that retail outlets need can vary considerably, ranging from support with sickness absence management and pre-placement health checks to more specific issues such as moving and handling, particularly for areas…

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Supporting Long Term Illness and Disability in the Workplace

May 18th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

This is Deaf Awareness Week which hopes to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities that people with hearing impairment encounter every day. The deaf and deafblind community has long been collaborating with the Government to tackle some of the problems that impact on them, including how they get better access to work and employment…

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How to Spot Signs of Mental Health Issues at Work

May 8th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

This is Mental Health Awareness Week and there are numerous events going on around the UK and the rest of the world designed to get us talking. There’s no doubt that mental health is one of the biggest issues we all face nowadays. Often chronically underfunded in many societies, it’s accompanied by a huge amount…

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Supporting Workers with a Disability: Are You Doing Everything You Can?

May 2nd, 2017 posted by staywelloh

May is Action on Stroke Month which is aimed at increasing awareness and showing support for people who have suffered from a stroke. As in 2016, the driver for this year is to ‘make May purple’ with advocates finding ways to raise money for the Stroke Association. A stroke often leaves sufferers with some form…