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Occupational Health Blog

Newcastle & Edinburgh Occupational Health Provider

Occupational health advice and guidance for your company, info for employers and HR

Occupational health is defined as: the branch of medicine dealing with the prevention and treatment of job-related injuries and illnesses. Our blog aims to share our years of expertise and to provide advice and guidance, this is so employers and organisations can implement best practises to ensure that the physical health and mental well-being of their employees is properly catered for and safeguarded.

Our articles will seek to educate our readers on why proper occupational health is required, what provisions employers should make for occupational health, what they must have in place by law, what is good to have in place to optimise performance and to protect the safety of employees, as well as what requirements are nice to have in place for the well-being of their staff. We will also look to answer many questions which our readers will have in relation to occupational health, such as; what to do if you have a colleague off of work on long term sick leave, with discussion on how best to support the colleague in their recovery back to work. 

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Occupational Health Physician at desk

Helping employees on sickness leave return to work

In our latest article, we share ten valuable tips for helping employees away from work on sickness leave back to work safely, quickly and efficiently. Employee absence is a big problem for companies trying to forge ahead in a post-pandemic world. Having some of your team off work on sickness leave will make your organisation’s recovery from the covid pandemic more difficult. Get the advice you need on what to do if you are a manager or HR professional with employees on sickness leave.

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Edinburgh Occupational Health

Occupational health in Edinburgh and why this is important

We have recently expanded our occupational health centre in central Edinburgh and are carrying out absence management assessments, health surveillance medicals and safety critical worker medicals. In our latest blog we look at what occupational health is, why this is important for businesses, what SEQOHS accreditation is and our new occupational medical clinic in Edinburgh.

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Health surveillance

Why do my employees need workplace health surveillance?

In our latest occupational health article we learn about workplace health surveillance. Here we give employers, management and HR professional information about whether the employees that they are responsible for require this. We outline the different types of health surveillance medicals for different risks and allow you to understand the health surveillance needs of your organisation.

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Occupational Health Scotland

Expanding our Edinburgh clinic, occupational health in Scotland

We are expanding our presence in Edinburgh on the 13th of March as we move into a new occupational health clinic. Our team at OH3 are excited to be able to provide our SEQOHS range of occupational health services to our clients from our new base in central Edinburgh and throughout Scotland.

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Homeworking DSE health

Homeworking and display screen equipment (DSE) health

Are you working from home? It is important to maintain correct display screen equipment (DSE) use, even while working from home. This is to prevent future health problems occurring such as; wrist, neck and back pain as well as headaches, eyesight issues, eye strain and dry eyes alongside increased fatigue.

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Work related stress

Reducing workplace stress

Workplace stress is a growing problem in the UK, employers have a duty by law to act to identify and prevent workplace stress amongst their employees, in this article we look to identify what workplace stress is and what can be done by employers to mitigate this, including the role of occupational health in providing a solution.

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Occupational Health Assessment

Occupational Health Absence Assessment Teleconsultations

In this article we look at occupational health absence assessments, asking if they can be done thoroughly and safely by phone or by video call, and if so, how does this work? We look at the benefits of occupational health teleconsultations where appropriate and considerations involved with this type of occupational health service.

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Occupational Health Absence Management

Reduce employee long term sickness absence (sickness absenteeism)

Here we share our years of occupational health expertise in helping HR Departments and Management Teams to handle employee absence successfully for both the employee in terms of their recovery and for the business.

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