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  What is the menopause? The menopause is a natural part of ageing for a woman. It is a biological stage that occurs when menstruation stops and signifies the end of a womans’ natural reproductive life. Usually, it is defined as having occurred when a woman has not had a period for twelve consecutive months. The average age for menopause is 51 in the...

This week is Road Safety Week and is an ideal opportunity to consider the risks posed to employees who drive for work and a chance to ensure they are all fit and well enough to drive! Health & Safety Laws for Drivers Health and Safety laws apply to employees who are required to drive for work in the same way if they...

The team are looking forward to next month where will be exhibiting at 4 conferences. Legal-Island Annual Review of Employment Law Conferences, Thursday 8th November & Tuesday 20th November The key topics covered in the conference this year is: Brexit, Gender Pay Gap, Autism in the Workplace, GDPR 6 Months in and many more relevant issues. Having attended this conference in 2017,...

This week is Back Care Awareness Week, a national awareness week set up by BackCare, the UK’s leading charity for those impacted by back or neck pain. Back pain is the second most common cause of sickness absence in the UK, affecting about 80% of adults at some point in their life.  The Health and Safety Executive estimates on average per year there...

The workplace needs to be as safe a place as possible for those working in it. PPE exists to help safeguard the well-being and safety of workers, and is vital in terms of best practice and risk mitigation. PPE includes items such as safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses. It also includes respiratory protective equipment...

We have two new full-time, permanent job opportunities to join our ever growing team in our Newry offices. Both jobs require individuals who are highly organised, confident in speaking with both clients and colleagues with a highly motivated 'can-do' attitude. Full job descriptions are below: Occupational Health Administrator  Main duties & responsibilities Deliver effective secretarial and administrative support to the OH team...

This years Men's Health Week runs 11th-17th June and the primary focus is on diabetes. Did you know: Diabetes is more common in men than women? Men are more likely to suffer complications? Men are more likely to face amputation as a result of their diabetes? Men are more likely to die from diabetes?   What is diabetes? Most people know there are two...

Working in the sun can be enjoyable and do wonders for our mood; however, too much sun can be harmful to health in the short term and long term. A suntan may give us a ‘healthy glow’ but it is actually a sign of damaged skin, caused by ultraviolet rays in sunlight. If you or your employees earn a living...

Everyone will go through periods of good and poor mental health, the same as we do physical health. With 1 in 5 employees currently experiencing mental health problems, it should be an essential business concern for all organisations. Supporting mental health in the workplace is vital as staff who have positive mental health are more productive and businesses who promote...

There are two types of conditions commonly associated with vibration exposure. Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) This is the medical term for symptoms caused by vibration damage that can occur in the fingers, hands and arms when working with vibrating tools or machinery. HAVS is divided into three subgroups: neurological disorders, vascular and musculoskeletal. 1. Neurological injuries Early symptoms are usually tingling and/or numbness in...