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Impacts of COVID-19 on Health Surveillance

March 27th, 2020 posted by StaywellAdmin

Many of our clients took early action to reduce visits from external parties and as the public health advice has changed, we know that many businesses have taken the decision to comply with social distancing advice by closing their doors temporarily.  For some industries, social distancing measures can be enforced as far as possible whilst…



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Obesity in the Workplace – It’s Time for Change

January 6th, 2020 posted by staywelloh

Obesity is a complex public health issue that has only recently been acknowledged as having multiple factors including physical, psychological and genetic causes. The relationship between obesity and work is complex. Routines and behaviours at work can influence eating and exercising habits, which will impact a person’s lifestyle and wellbeing, generally. There is also the…



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Diabetes in the workplace

December 10th, 2018 posted by StaywellAdmin

There are over 425 million people worldwide living with diabetes and this is estimated to rise to 592 million by 2035. In 2013 there were 3.2 million people with diabetes in the UK with this estimated to rise to 5 million by 2025. This currently equates to 1 in 17 people living with diabetes in…



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Facts about Fats

October 31st, 2018 posted by StaywellAdmin

Do you know what your cholesterol level is? Do you have high cholesterol or are you at risk of having high cholesterol? What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance/fat found in blood and cells and form an important part of our cell membranes. Cholesterol is also needed to make certain hormones (oestrogen, testosterone, progesterone,…



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Supporting Employees to Work Through: Dyslexia

October 5th, 2017 posted by staywelloh

Sunday 2nd October marks the start of Dyslexia Awareness Week which this year is accompanied by the hashtag #positivedyslexia if you want to get involved on social media. The week of events coincides with World Dyslexia Day on Thursday 5th October and aims to cover a number of different themes including how workplaces can make reasonable…



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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…