Do you have an employee looking to return to work following a non-work related injury? Are you aware that if your employee aggravates their injury when they return to work it could become a WorkCover claim? We offer a Fit for Work Assessment (F4W) that helps to ensure you and your employee are well prepared [...]
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A worker has been booked in for a drug test. He arrives early, wearing a full body motorcycle suit, and notes that he is busting to go to the toilet. After filling in his paperwork and being taken into the testing rooms, a brief history is taken. The worker reports not being on any medication [...]
I thought I would write this blog article to clear up some potential for confusion regarding audiometric testing results. As many of you know we provide audiometric screening tests, within the report you receive following the assessment. There is both a ‘percentage hearing loss’ calculation as well as a ‘degree of hearing loss’. The [...]
For years we have been using the BMI as an indicator for overall risk factors such as cardio-vascular disease and diabetes. The issue has always been that BMI does not take into consideration muscle mass and fat distribution through the body. The linked article is a great read about a new method that uses a [...]
As you know this year has already been moving along quite quickly and we have entered the second month already. That means the cold weather is not too far away and it’s time to start thinking about protecting your staff from this year’s Influenza outbreaks. I am sure you are aware, seasonal influenza affects [...]
Seasonal influenza affects thousands of people every year and accounts for up to 12% of all sickness absences at work. Can your business afford this loss in productivity? A 2006 study published in the Journal of Occupational Health showed; “Vaccination was financially beneficial, with the employer saving up to US$53.00 per vaccinated employee when labour [...]
With the recent introduction of the Return to Work Corporation to supersede WorkCover SA there has been one big change that all employers need to be aware of and that is there are NO MORE SECONDARIES. What this means for you as an employer is that if you put on an employee with a pre-existing [...]
Are you aware of Work Health and Safety Regulation 58? Regulation 58—Audiometric testing (1) This regulation applies in relation to a worker who is frequently required by the person conducting the business or undertaking to use personal protective equipment to protect the worker from the risk of hearing loss associated with noise that exceeds the [...]
Welcome to the first of many short informative blog articles to be presented by the experienced consultants within NN Occupational Health. Whilst many employees and employers know that stretching is beneficial they may not understand why. The body is made up of hundreds of bones, muscles and tendons, all working in unison to contract and [...]