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What is Occupational Health?

In addition to statutory health and safety procedures all employers must put in place, ‘occupational health’ focuses on the relationship between health and work. It can vary from workplace to workplace. For example, a chemical manufacturer’s employees will be exposed to some different health related issues than, say, the employees of a call centre so […]

The Benefits Of Employing Agency Workers and Contractors

Agency workers are ’employed’ by an agency which finds them jobs. The firm who’s hiring the worker pays a fee to the agency and the agency pays the employee their wages. Are Agency Workers Entitled to the Same Benefits as a Permanent Staff? In many cases, agency workers are not entitled to the same perks […]

Sickness: Your Rights

Whether you love your job or you loathe it, there is every chance that there will come a point when you are not well enough to do it. At the start of any new job, it’s very important to know if you are entitled to sick days off. Most permanent, full-time employees are allotted a […]

Standing for Long Periods

Around half of UK employees spend most working days on their feet. In other words, more than 11 million people around the country stand for hours on end. The effect on the nation’s health is serious. Standing for long periods causes or contributes to a variety of medical problems. Who’s Affected? Those employees who have […]

Sexual Harassment: Your Questions Answered

Our article on sexual harrassment gives a good overview of employment law and your rights. Sometimes you may feel uncomfortable about someone’s behaviour at work and be unsure of how to react. We get many, broad ranging questions on this topic, so we’ve taken a few and our legal expert has answered them individually. We […]

Returning to Work After an Accident or Injury

If you are returning to work after a long lay-off due to an accident or injury you have suffered it can be a daunting experience. Your confidence may have taken a knock which might lead you to start worrying about whether or not you can still do the job, if your desk or space might […]

Risks at Work

There are many potential risks to a person’s health and safety at work which can vary greatly, depending upon the environment in which the work takes place. The key for all employers is to undertake a thorough Risk Assessment of their own working environment – a careful examination into what could cause harm to people […]

Potential Hazards of Latex

There are 40 billion latex gloves produced each year. Most of these go to the health-care sector. Despite this, studies estimate that up to 6% of the population has latex sensitivity. And within health care, one study suggests that up to 17% of workers may have an adverse reaction to latex. Most at Risk Those […]

Returning to Work After Absence Due to Anxiety or Depression

Two-thirds of us will suffer from some form of mental illness at some point in our lives and it can be even more devastating when it forces us to take a lengthy absence from work. Work often plays one of the largest roles in shaping our perceptions of ourselves and if we have been absent […]

Lead Poisoning: Causes and Prevention

Although the extent of lead poisoning in the UK has decreased, it still occurs. According to an article in the Journal of Environmental Health Research, doctors regularly find symptoms of lead poisoning in their patients. Fortunately, though, lead poisoning fatalities are now uncommon. Prevalence Lead is a natural product, a soft metal that forms part […]