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Benefits of Health Screening in the Workplace

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Encouraging your workforce to stay fit & healthy is good for business. The healthier your employees are, the fewer the sick days they take.  All in all, this translates to improved productivity and a much happier workforce. So, how can you encourage a healthier workplace? Benefits to the Business The most valuable asset to any company is that of its people, and investing in their health is just as important as any other business investment. So, offering your employees regular

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Do Employees Have to Take a Drug Test?

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Whether you are a business that works in the construction industry, the engineering sector or you are an office-based business, ensuring your staff are up to the job in hand is important. Many people now choose to take recreational drugs on weekends and some choose to take drugs at home as a way of relaxing. As harmless as that might seem, this can soon become a problem and that can mean that staff inadvertently begin putting the workplace at risk.

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Why Promote Alcohol Awareness?

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Employees, rightly so, are mainly focused on the success of their career. After all, a lot of hard work has got them to where they are today. However, without a healthy workforce, a business can seriously suffer. One of the most common problems in the workplace and for employees is alcohol. As a result, it is important that Alcohol Awareness becomes a part of a company’s health promotional calendar but why? Company’s Can Help Employees Make Better Choices Many people

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Steroid Misuse and the Workplace

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More than ever before, men are striving to achieve the perfect body and so, more people are turning to steroids. Once only associated with bodybuilders, they are now easily accessible for most people who have access to a gym and other users. The main reason for many people to use steroids is to enhance their appearance, much of which is fuelled by what they see on television. Anabolic steroids, as they are known, are relatively safe when used in conjunction

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Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing Benefits

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Drug testing has a vast array of benefits in the workplace, not forgetting the deterrent effect it has on existing staff while also being used to test new employees. Drug Testing Existing Employees Randomly Any business owner or manager can gain a huge amount of confidence from drug testing in the workplace. It guarantees that employees are fit to carry out their role, free of drugs while ensuring that others remain risk-free. The tests are commonly performed randomly and although

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Workplace Alcohol Abuse Handle With Care

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Whether an individual is working in an office environment or in a physical role, alcohol can seriously reduce their ability to undertake their role effectively. However, alcohol is often a go-to for those who are suffering from problems or stress, some of which might come from their personal lives or it could be work-related. From a work perspective, it is important that managers and colleagues actively keep an eye on those who they believe could be suffering from alcohol abuse.

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The Workplace and Dermatitis

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Each year, there are around 7,000 reported cases of dermatitis that are caused by the workplace according to the Labour Force Survey. Dermatitis is one of the most common skin diseases and it comes with itchy, dry skin that can be painful and working with it can be a challenge. Therefore, it is important that both employees and employers are aware of the signs because early treatment can help to prevent it from becoming severe. Contact Dermatitis – What Is

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Drug & Alcohol Testing Services

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Let the team at Mecx Medical carry out all your workplace drug & alcohol testing services & occupational health screening programs to ensure the well being of all your employees whilst improving productivity levels. Why not give our specialist Medical team a call on 020 8242 4397 for a competitively priced quote and a health care program that will fit with all your  medical screening needs.

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Managing Employees Returning to Work After Cancer Treatment

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Figures suggest that over 100,000 people who are of working age are diagnosed with cancer annually. Along with this, more than 700,000 people are continuing to work after being diagnosed with cancer. However, after completing treatment, employees might choose to return to work and that means that employers have to consider a number of things in order to make their return as stress-free and as simple as possible. Return To Work Plan  A work plan should be devised that accommodates

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Workplace Health – What You Should Consider

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Encouraging your workforce to stay healthy is good for business. The healthier they are, the fewer sick days they take and that means improved productivity and a happier workforce. So, how can you encourage a healthier workplace? At the start of a new year, there is no better time to encourage a healthier lifestyle. Healthy Eating Whether you are a workplace that offers access to a canteen or even a vending machine, you can help your workforce to make better

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