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 […]

How to Avoid Sick Building Syndrome

‘Sick building syndrome’ is an expression which was coined to define a situation where a place of work has been found to cause various ailments and illnesses characterised by headaches, Respiratory Problems and Skin Irritations. It is thought to be caused by indoor pollutants, micro-organisms or inadequate ventilation. The ‘syndrome’ tends to be associated more […]

Workers’ Guide to Private Health Insurance

Private health insurance has been an option for many years in the UK. Insurance companies run major advertising campaigns to promote the benefits of their products. It’s necessary to be cautious, though. Private health insurance provides a way to find prompt solutions to many medical problems; but it does not cover every aspect of health. […]