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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Work Place

Emotional intelligence is the capacity to understand and manage your emotions. The skills involved in emotional intelligence are self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.

Aerosols and Black Lung

The definition of an aerosol, as used here, is a suspension of tiny particles or droplets in the air, such as dusts, mists, or fumes.

Sandblasting and Silicosis

Abrasive blasting is more commonly known as sandblasting since silica sand has been a commonly used material as the abrasive, although not the only one always used.

Urinalysis

A urinalysis (UA), also known as routine and microscopy (R&M), is an array of tests performed on urine, and one of the most common

Benefits of workplace wellness

Workplace wellness programs are becoming more widespread in the industry and companies are more proficient in its use, best practice health promotion is becoming increasingly popular. This is also reinforced by the increase in the health care cost and the rise in the workers' compensation coverage.
These programs range from simply offering health awareness leaflets to workers, to subsidized healthy lunches, fitness training, and a company gym.

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Cost of Sickness Leave

Sickness leave is a benefit of an employee, which is granted for the recovery of an injury or sickness, and is in the form of paid leave. Since the nature of sickness is unpredictable, it is not possible to clearly define the level of sickness leave. An employee who is absent for three weeks following an operation would not be considered in the same way as someone who has had three days off for a fever.

It is essential to consider each case separately taking into account the particular circumstances. Maintaining good levels of attendance is essential in terms of efficiency in an organization. Good attendance contributes to the organisations ability to deliver a high quality service. Effective management of sickness leave can reduce absence levels to the mutual benefit of both individuals and the organization.

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Workplace rehabilitation

Workplace rehabilitation means helping an injured worker back to safe and suitable work at the earliest possible time. It's about finding the best ways for the worker to keep their valuable work skills with the aim to return to the job they had before their injury or another suitable job. If the worker is unable to return to their pre-injury job soon after their injury, a suitable duties program is developed to help the worker return to work safely over a period of time.

Workplace rehabilitation may involve:

a suitable duties program

on-the-job training to acquire new job skills

special assistance for severely injured workers.

Workplace rehabilitation can reduce the social and financial cost of workplace injury to the worker, employer and the Queensland community. But most importantly, it helps injured workers get back to work.

Health Surveillance

 

What is Health Surveillance

Health Surveillance is a process involving a range of strategies and methods to systematically detect and assess the early signs of adverse effects

on the health of workers exposed to certain health hazards and subsequently acting on the results.

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Immunization in the occupational health setting

This article is about  the use of vaccination in the occupational health (OH) setting.

We will look at the requirements for an effective vaccination programme as part of a comprehensive OH service delivered to people from a range of occupational, ethnic, linguistic and other diverse backgrounds.

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Tips for Shift Workers

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TIPS FOR WORKERS WHO MUST WORK SHIFTS DIETARY AND EATING PATTERNS

■ Afternoon workers should have their meal in the middle of the day instead of the middle of their work shift

■ Night workers should eat lightly throughout the shift and have a moderate breakfast

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Diabetes and Employment


The  integration  of  diabetics  into  Industry  poses  a  significant  challenge  to  Industry, especially type I diabetics. Up until a few decades ago, fear and ignorance of diabetes, coupled with lack of awareness and education by the public and patients led to diabetics being excluded from the work force.

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Road to resilience


A combination of factors contributes to resilience. Many studies show that the primary factor in resilience is having caring and supportive relationships within and outside the family. Relationships that create love and trust, provide role models, and offer encouragement and reassurance help bolster a person's resilience.

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Manage your job stress

In this difficult economy, you may find it harder than ever to cope with challenges on the job. Both the stress we take with us when we go to work and the stress that awaits us on the job are on the rise – and employers, managers, and workers all feel the added pressure.

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Effective workplace health management

It can be argued that the workforce is the most important human asset for any corporation and certainly, the health of the

workforce has been an increasing area of concern over the last two decades.

With rapid industrial expansion , the subsequent changes in the nature of work available to regional populations,has seen

employment practices grow around these new industrializing needs,

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