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To mark Stress Awareness Month we are offering a 30% discount on our online Stress Awareness course. Click HERE to book and use BWEGDAOB code at the checkout.

 

Stress Awareness Month: Know how to spot the signs

Stress is an issue that can affect all of us and contribute to a wide range of illnesses. In fact, more working days are lost due to stress than for any other single reason.

Of the 31.2 million working days lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2016/17, 12.5 million of these were related to stress, depression and anxiety. However, the toll that stress takes on your employees, not to mention your company’s finances, can be reduced by investing a little time and effort in identifying the causes and learning how to manage or minimise them.

As April is Stress Awareness Month, there’s no better time to rethink your approach to stress in the workplace. For example, did you know that our simple, user-friendly, online Stress Awareness course can be completed in just 30 minutes and is recommended by The Stress Management Society?

The course is suitable for everyone, from employers and safety representatives to individual employees, and has been designed to take help you take positive steps to identify the causes of stress in the workplace, and learn how to minimise them. It looks at how to stay in control when the pressure is mounting, as well as highlighting the tell-tale signs of stress to help you recognise a problem before it becomes serious. It also provides you with practical strategies to put in place to stop work-related pressures getting out of control, such as simple changes to you daily routine and ways to create a more productive working life for yourself.

We can also work with you to provide bespoke advice and solutions to specific issues relating to stress in your individual workplace or sector. For an informal chat about your requirements, call us today on 01405 752440.

 

 

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Tinnitus Awareness Week

Published: 06/02/2018

Tinnitus Awareness Week

As this week (5 to 11 February) is Tinnitus Awareness Week, we wanted to issue a timely reminder about the dangers posed by excessive noise in the workplace.

Whatever industry you work in, excessive noise can cause long-term hearing issues and lead to permanent hearing loss. Even short-term exposure can cause temporary changes in your hearing, such as tinnitus

But what is tinnitus? Although it’s thought that the condition is slightly different for everyone, most sufferers describe a ringing, hissing, buzzing, roaring or humming sound in their ears. There may be one or more sounds, and the noise may be there all the time or come and go.

Employers have a responsibility to assess the risks posed by noise in the workplace to ensure employees are not subjected to harmful levels. So what can you do to avoid protect yourself and your work force from tinnitus and other hearing issues?

  • Enclose or isolate the noise.
  • Use sound walls or curtains.
  • Switch to low-noise tools and machinery.
  • Limit the amount of time employees are subjected to noise.
  • Provide quiet areas.
  • Provide personal protective equipment.

 

For more information or advice on minimising the dangers posed by excessive noise in the workplace, telephone us on 01405 752440 or email info@mnagrouplimited.com.

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