A Guide To Desk Ergonomics

With the Irish Population working an average of 39 hours per week, how you spend your time at work is an important part of your health. Proper workplace ergonomics will reduce musculoskeletal disorders such as tennis elbow (inflammation of a tendon in the elbow) and carpal tunnel syndrome (a condition affecting the hand and wrist). […]

Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Unlocking Potential and Fostering Inclusion

Introduction In today’s rapidly evolving work environment, embracing diversity isn’t just a choice—it’s a strategic necessity. Organisations striving for innovation and productivity recognise that a diverse workforce brings a wealth of unique perspectives, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. One crucial aspect of diversity that deserves our attention is Neurodiversity. This blog piece acknowledges the early Identification […]

Workplace Ergonomics – Why is it Important?

In today’s fast-paced world, most of us spend a significant amount of our time at work. However, many elements can take a toll on our bodies and affect our overall well-being. In this post, we will discuss the importance of workplace ergonomics and how you can maintain your well-being within the workplace. What is Workplace […]

What is Health Surveillance

Health Surveillance is important as it detects ill-health effects at an early stage, so employers can introduce better controls to prevent them getting worse. Some employees may need to take part in a health surveillance programme as part of their existing contract. It also provides data to help employers evaluate health risks. Below is a […]

Prioritising Employee Health as an Employer of Choice 

Prioritising Employee Health as an Employer of Choice  Executive Medicals – comprehensive health screening with Cognate Health As an employer, your people are a core capability, contributing to success within your organisation. Prioritising their physical and mental wellness brings mutual benefits. In an increasingly competitive landscape for talent and the focus on overall workplace wellbeing, your […]

Six ways to address anxiety and look after your mental health

Even before Covid-19, mental health was a serious issue for employee wellbeing while also greatly impacting absenteeism across businesses. The last two years has only accelerated the mental health crisis and, at a macro-level, greater aligned systems need to be put in place to address it. However, it is important to support and advise employees […]

Long Covid Leading to Higher Sickness Absences

MARGARET KIRBY Policy makers, employers and occupational health and safety professionals need to prepare for the health impacts of long covid, which is affecting up to 1 in 10 people who have had Covid-19, is limiting employees’ ability to work and increasing absences. Long covid, or post-Covid 19 condition as it was recently named by […]

Rapid Antigen Testing

After a long lockdown, the mood is rising in Ireland as restrictions are being lifted and Covid-19 vaccines are being rolled out. However, in order to reopen society safely, we are still going to need fast, reliable testing. As part of our Well at Work blog series, Dr Shane Farrelly, a Senior Consultant with Cognate […]

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