Shining a light on workers’ health

Posted on 05 Oct 2017

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Did you know that 1.3 million people are suffering from ill health because of their work? This is just one of the statistics that form part of the HSE’s new ‘Go Home Healthy’ campaign, a campaign that the MCL Medics team is supporting to raise further awareness of the issue of work related ill health.

As a leading occupational health specialist, the MCL Medics’ team of healthcare professionals assist our clients nationwide to safeguard the health and wellbeing of their employees. For over 18 years, we have been devoted to providing the highest quality services to protecting the health, safety and general wellbeing of employees across a variety of sectors. We have a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between job role and health; this may be how the individual’s health affects their role or how the role affects their health.

The ‘Go Home Healthy’ campaign aims to shine a light on the issue of work related ill health. The campaign encourages employers to consider a variety of work related ill health issues that could have an impact on their workforce, highlighting the number cases and working days lost due to these health issues. This includes:

  • Lung disease – 14,000 new cases of lung problems caused or made worse by work resulting in 400,000 working days lost and 12,000 deaths each year
  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) – 529,000 cases last year resulting in 8.8 million working days lost each year
  • Stress, anxiety and depression – 500,000 people suffering from work related stress with 11.7 million working days lost each year.

You can view the full campaign here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/gohomehealthy/index.htm. The campaign stresses the benefits to employees as well as the benefits to support a productive business if you #workright. Our team of health professionals provide occupational health services that promote and maintain the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being for any workforce to ensure as an employer you are #workright so your employees go home healthy. Our services are carefully structured to maximise the commercial benefits to our clients. From supporting compliance with health and safety legislation to enhancing recruitment processes to reduce absenteeism and support sickness absence management.

For more information on how you can protect your workers’ health please view our full range of occupational health services here: https://www.mcl-medics.com/occupational-health/

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