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Listen up! The Importance of Hearing Health Surveillance in Noisy Workplaces

September 27th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

The danger of noise and its impact on health doesn’t generally figure highly on most people’s list of workplace hazards. Many don’t realise there are Noise at Work Regulations that all companies need to comply. Neither do they understand that prolonged exposure to certain levels of noise can cause irreparable hearing damage. The following statistics…



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Respiratory Diseases: How Health Surveillance Can Help

August 28th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

Our lungs are complex and fragile organs. Responsible for getting oxygen into our blood stream, they are composed of millions of air sacs and hundreds of miles of capillaries. We have come to recognise in recent times the problems posed by poor air quality but many people are exposed to potentially dangerous situations in their…



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Treating Health Like Safety #Constructionhealth

July 27th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

Business and industry have long paid more attention to the safety aspect of health and safety. The construction industry has seen a cultural shift in safety that has led to an 80% reduction in workplace fatalities over the last 40 years. There has been no such progress in Occupational Health. Organisations including the Health and…



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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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How Occupational Health Can Keep You on the Right Side of the HSE

April 28th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

Today is World Day for Health and Safety at Work. Intended to promote safe practices across the globe and better health in the workplace, it’s an important reminder for any business in today’s competitive world of their responsibility to employees. Good health and safety makes good business sense – it puts employees at the forefront…



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Why Drivers Need Regular Health Checks

April 18th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

There are many sectors and industries in the UK where an employee needs to drive as part of their work. This includes everyone from train and bus drivers to sales reps, builders and manual workers. As much as 25% of accidents on the road are thought to involve someone who is driving as part of…



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Safety Critical Medicals: What You Need to Know

February 29th, 2016 posted by staywelloh

Employers have a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their employees. This is even more important when safety critical tasks are being performed. Because of this, industries such as construction can benefit from giving their workers regular health checks that ensure they are fit for task and not liable to cause…



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It Isn’t Just a Rash: Preventing Contact Dermatitis in the Workplace

February 4th, 2016 posted by staywelloh

One area that is often overlooked in the workplace is skin problems. Contact or occupational dermatitis can be found in almost any industry and thousands of people suffer from it each year because of their work. The problem is that there is often not just a single cause and it can take a good deal…



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Video: What is health surveillance?

October 21st, 2015 posted by staywelloh

This video is intended for businesses that are new to health surveillance and are looking to for advice on how implement a programme for the first time. If you require any further information, please visit our health surveillance pages to look at the services we can offer in more detail, alternatively, contact us on 0800 471 4941…



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Health surveillance: Why you can’t afford to ignore it

October 13th, 2015 posted by staywelloh

One of the most common questions that we get is “what is health surveillance, and do I need to do it?” Health surveillance is a term that is used to describe a system of regular health checks that detect the early signs of work-related ill health among employees exposed to certain health risks. UK HSE…