Is loneliness at work an issue? I am writing this on a cold wet Friday in October. It is the end of another busy week. Many workers will have gone for a drink with colleagues or friends on the way home. Many will look forward to meeting colleagues on Monday morning, however some will not. This is […]
Returning To Work After Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity. It is the most common cancer in women and in Ireland, one in eleven women are at risk of developing breast cancer. As occupational health professionals, we are frequently asked to advise both the patient and employer on return to work issues. I recently came […]
How to Protect Yourself from Asbestos
Though asbestos is now banned in Ireland, the toxic mineral remains in many buildings constructed before the 1980s. Be sure you and your employer take the proper steps to minimise your risk of asbestos exposure. Occupational asbestos exposure is the leading cause of mesothelioma and other life-threatening asbestos-related diseases. The prognosis for mesothelioma is particularly unfavourable, so […]
Mind Your Mental Health
So how can you help yourself to stay mentally healthy? 1. Getting regular exercise helps, as does eating healthily. So how can you help yourself to stay mentally healthy? 1. Getting regular exercise helps, as does eating healthily. So how can you help yourself to stay mentally healthy? 1. Getting regular exercise helps, as does […]
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
The Financial Times yesterday published an opinion piece by a senior economist at Rand Europe, a not for profit research institute that helps to improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.
Why a standing desk might not be good for you?
A few years ago I wrote a blog post on the health issues associated with sitting for long periods of time at work. Since then there has been a significant increase…