Blogs

Dry January

After what might have been an indulgent few weeks over the Christmas and New Year period, now is a great time to reset our regular habits including how much alcohol we drink. January is often …


HGV medicals: new and renewed licences

We highlight the current shortfall of HGV drivers and explain when HGV medicals are required, what they involve and what to look out for when booking a medical. The exact number of HGV drivers needed …


Know Your Numbers Week

Almost one third of UK adults have high blood pressure, however millions don’t realise it. Know Your Numbers Week aims to get us all to get our blood pressure taken and to understand the risk …


Whole body vibration: understanding the risks

Often a misunderstood workplace risk, whole body vibration can cause long-term health issues if not identified properly. Read about potential risks and how employers can limit their workers’ exposure. Whole body vibration (WBV) is probably …


Body Image and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) is ‘Body image – how we think and feel about our bodies’. We shed some light on the behaviours people living with Body Dysmorphic …


Looking after your lungs

We explain the causes of occupational lung disorders, the ways in which employers can reduce or avoid employees’ exposure to hazardous substances, and current health assessment restrictions during the pandemic. Simon Jukes, our Deputy Chief …


Managing workplace skin problems

MOHS’s Deputy Chief Occupational Health Advisor explains possible causes of workplace skin problems and how to help employees. Skin problems can be some of the most complex and difficult workplace issues to manage. When an …


Shining a light on stress

As part of Stress Awareness Month, we highlight the symptoms of stress and the importance of creating a work culture supportive of mental health. As national restrictions begin to ease once again, there is a …


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