Anna Shepherd, Author at nph-group
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The Value of Occupational Health Services for Educational Institutions: A Holistic Approach to Staff Wellbeing

Educational institutions, including schools, colleges, and universities, are the cornerstone of knowledge dissemination and societal development. But what often goes overlooked is the wellbeing of the very individuals responsible for shaping young minds—our educators and support staff. Investing in occupational health services can be a transformative step toward ensuring the physical and mental health of […]

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Occupational Health Risks in the Education Sector: Protecting the Wellbeing of Teachers and Administrative Workers

The education sector plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of societies by imparting knowledge and skills to the next generation. However, it’s essential to recognise that working in education isn’t without its occupational health risks. From teachers standing in front of classrooms to administrative staff managing various tasks behind the scenes, individuals in […]

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Promoting Employee Wellbeing: The Impact of Occupational Health Services on SMEs

As we approach Occupational Health Awareness Week, which runs from Monday, September 18th to Friday, September 24th, it’s an ideal time to shed light on the invaluable contribution of occupational health services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). While larger organisations often have the resources to establish comprehensive occupational health programs, SMEs can also greatly […]

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Employee Safety and Wellbeing in the Construction and Demolition Sectors – The Crucial Role of Health Surveillance

Whilst there have been big improvements over recent years in reducing the number and rate of injuries to construction workers, it remains a high-risk industry and accounts for a high percentage of fatal and major injuries. According to the HSE the main reasons why construction workers are at a high risk of injury or ill […]

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Most common Health and Safety Risks Faced by Construction and Demolition Workers

The construction industry is one of the largest sectors in the UK (employing around 2.4 million people) and is notoriously dangerous thanks to the combination of health and safety risks involving vehicles, equipment and manual tasks which few other industries share. Understanding and mitigating these risks is essential to safeguard the wellbeing of workers and […]

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Occupational Health in the Manufacturing Sector

The manufacturing sector plays a pivotal role in driving economies and providing employment opportunities around the world. However, the nature of manufacturing work often involves inherent risks and hazards that can adversely impact the health and wellbeing of workers. According to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) latest figures, an average of 92,000 manufacturing workers […]

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The Most Common Health Issues in the Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector is a vital component to the UK economy, providing essential goods and employment opportunities. As of autumn 2022 the UK was the ninth-largest manufacturing nation worldwide, accounting for 8.1% of UK jobs with an estimated output of over £180 billion. However, the nature of work in manufacturing comes with inherent risks and […]

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