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We are thrilled to announce we will be partnering with the Society of Occupational Medicine to host the 'Key Issues in Occupational Health' conference on Friday 17th May. This will be a multidisciplinary day for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists and health and safety professionals throughout Northern Ireland and Ireland, who are involved in or have an interest in occupational health. The one...

What is health surveillance? Health surveillance is a programme of systematic and regular health checks that enable early identification of work-related ill health and allows corrective action to be taken when needed. The health checks may be required by law for employees who are exposed to certain elements at work that can harm their health. These can include: Noise Vibration ...

HSE have now released their Health and Safety at Work Summary Statistics for GB in 2018. January is a great time to take stock of your workplace, so if your New Year’s Resolution at work is to improve the health of your employees, it might be useful to learn some of the key statistics and how to ensure your workplace...

  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...