The Benefits of Health Promotion at work

Health promotion in the workplace benefits not only the company, but the employee as well. Additionally, there is a distinct trickle-down effect as the benefits are transferred from employee to family members. Health promotion in the workplace creates conditions that support and teach the best possible health for the employee. This gives employees a sense…

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How to Conduct a Toolbox Talk

Introduction The Health and Safety in Employment Act places duties on employers to provide their staff with opportunities to participate in safety activities. Toolbox meetings are a conduit for information and provide workers with the opportunity to have their say about hazards/ controls, incidents/health promotion accidents, and company procedures. Toolbox meetings should be run on…

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11 Brain Boosting Foods | That Enhance Memory and Focus

A quick and easy way to improve your mental power is by adding some or all of these food into your regular diet… So let get jump right into it… 1.Walnuts: Walnuts are chock full of good fats, antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin E that help ward off Alzheimer’s and can boost memory and…

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Eating for diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease

Diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease are two distinct and separate conditions that affect the intestines of individuals. In the case of diverticulitis many physicians believe it can be result of a low fibre diet over a long period of time. Diverticula are small abnormal pouches that line the intestines and later become inflamed or infected,…

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How Are You?….Really?

     

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What Is Occupational Health?

Tool Box Talk /Newsletter   What is Occupational Health? Occupational Health is a specialist discipline of the medical profession. Normally lead by registered nurses with a specialist qualification, also referred to as Occupational Health Advisors (OHA). OHA’s work closely with health and safety, managers and the HR dept, but in some respects are a stand…

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20 ways to be more active throughout the day.

Being active throughout the day is an important step in improving or maintaining your health. Here’s 20 simple actions you can take at work, home and when traveling. Sitting for long periods of time is one of the biggest health dangers today, you can find out some of the dangers in this article. But taking…

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Tool Box Talk /Newsletter: Hydration – the benefits of water

Benefits of Drinking Water Like it or not Water is the essence of life and is needed by every cell in your body. Approximately 60%-70% of your body is made up of water. It is the main ingredient of all body fluids; blood, including lymph, digestive juices, urine, tears and sweat. Knowing that, it makes…

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OH Toolbox Talk – Hearing Loss

Tool Box Talk /Newsletter      Hearing loss How does the ear work ? The outer ear and the ear canal constitute the outer ear which funnels sound to the ear drum. The middle ear begins at the ear drum (tympanic membrane). In the middle ear three small bones called the malleus, or hammer; the incus, or…

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