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When work-related stress starts to become chronic, it can become harmful to both your physical and mental well being, which can impact your overall performance No matter how much you enjoy your work, everyone has experienced stress in their job at some point. Continue →
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A global survey has found that most workers would continue to work when sick with flu-like symptoms, a move that could have dire consequences in the current pandemic The Australian and international research surveyed over 500 workers, around half of which were healthcare workers. Continue →
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Given the extraordinary circumstances that Covid-19 presents, it is admirable the Ministry of Health has forged ahead with the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme, which came into effect as planned on 1 April, says Helius Therapeutics Chief Executive Paul Manning Since the final regulations were announced late last year, the Ministry has been working closely with the country’s newest industry. Continue →
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The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted occupiers to accelerate the implementation of wellness measures in their workplaces while introducing additional hygiene and health-related steps, CBRE Global Research reports Tens of millions of employees in Asia Pacific have been advised – and in some cases ordered – to work from home due to health and safety concerns. Continue →
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From members of the Stanford hospital board, this is their feedback for now on Coronavirus The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. Continue →
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Industries rely on workers being physically and mentally alert. Fatigue reduces alertness which can lead to errors, and an increase in workplace incidents and injuries The evenings are getting lighter and BBQ season is just around the corner, which means the pressure is on to get jobs done while there is more daylight in the evenings. Continue →
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In a new research study by the University of South Australia, researchers have investigated whether altering food intake during the nightshift could optimise how shiftworkers feel during the night and reduce their sleepiness Testing the impact of either a snack, a meal, or no food at all, the study found that a simple snack was the best choice for maximising alertness and productivity. Continue →
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Some level of stress is normal, but too much stress is associated with a long list of negative health impacts and for leaders especially who have more responsibilities than the rest of their team, it can be beneficial to know how to handle stress and heavy workloads BizCover Everyone has some level of work-related stress from time to time, and some level of stress could even support productivity. Continue →
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Workload, fatigue, relationships, sleep and time off farm, are some of the main challenges facing younger farmers today, so it is no surprise that farmers under 35 want to invest more in their wellbeing, new research has found The milestone study, commissioned by rural wellbeing initiative Farmstrong, found that 64% of younger farming men and 77% of women reported that at least one wellbeing issue had a large impact on their life. Continue →
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Confused about how to tackle airborne health risks? WorkSafe New Zealand principal scientist work-related health Philippa Gibson offers a simple management model and notes some common errors   The common refrain is that health risk management is hard – harder than safety risk management. Continue →
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Kiwi owned and operated vape seller Alt say it had little commercial choice but to launch in recent weeks its advertising campaign targeting Kiwis keen to give up smoking Alt director Ben Pryor says international tobacco companies are set to come into New Zealand with their own vaping and e-cigarette products and will target the young. Continue →
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Under the digital billboard headline ‘Cannabis is medicine’ the campaign features eight Kiwis who are a cross-section of patients, advocates, entrepreneurs and parents Behind the promotion is licensed New Zealand-owned cannabis company Helius Therapeutics. Continue →
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A ground breaking study of international business travellers found many reported being more engaged with their jobs, but many are also more likely to engage in risky behaviours while away   The Keeping International Business Travellers Happy, Healthy & Engaged at Home and Away whitepaper drafted by the International SOS Foundation, Kingston University and Affinity Health at Work also uncovers the organisational, social and individual factors that support and hinder the psychological health of international business travellers (IBTs). Continue →
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Leading physicians say that Australian stonemasons are facing the biggest lung disease crisis since asbestos, due to crystalline silica in popular stone kitchen benches Last month 22 silicosis claims were lodged to WorkCover in Queensland, including six people who have been diagnosed as terminal, leading to state government intervention. Continue →
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Workplace health promotion programmes that encourage employees to take responsibility for their own weight may have detrimental effects for employees with obesity, a new study reveals These range from feeling increasingly responsible for their weight but perceiving they have less control over it to increased workplace weight stigma and discrimination. Continue →
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