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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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Are you writing for GP reports when managing absence? Here’s 5 reasons to think again

August 22nd, 2017 posted by staywelloh

It is still general practice for HR managers to write to GPs to access information concerning an employee’s absence, especially when putting together a return to work plan. This can be an inefficient and expensive way to handle sickness and absence, not only because each report costs between £90 and £180 but also the length…



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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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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…