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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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Time to Be Merry But Still Think of Safety

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With Christmas fast approaching, the month of December can feel as though it is one that is far more hectic than any other month of the year. Aside from picking up Christmas presents from the shops, it is a time where people come together and enjoy time spent with families and friends – often, this will involve consuming alcohol, even during with week, which is something that maybe uncommon for many, yet the effects could be devastating. Alcohol consumption during

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Do You Never Switch Off From Work?

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The way in which we work has changed, much of which can be put down to expectations, a desire to impress and modern technology that keeps us connected. Mental health is a hot topic and something that needs to be taken seriously along with stress and anxiety in the workplace, all of which can sometimes be put down to never switching off. Research has found that many UK employees are working overtime and responding to emails and calls when they

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Handling Addiction in the Workplace

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In the UK, around 2 million people suffer from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. This number is having an impact on their performance in the workplace as well as their behaviours. However, addiction is not just limited to drugs and alcohol. Addiction can come in the form of an eating disorder where a person’s eating habits change dramatically due to them having an obsession with their body. People can also suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder where they have obsessive

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Dangers of Lack of Sleep in the Workplace

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According to the Guardian the UK loses 200,000 working days a year to absenteeism caused by lack of sleep. Not to mention the accidents, mistakes and impaired productivity that employees suffer when they do show up to work. With statistics like these, employers who want a productive, competitive and collaborative workforce may have a problem. When employees are tired at work, their mood, focus and motivation are negatively affected. In the long-term, lack of sleep can cause a risk of

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