Workplace eye care offers a huge range of wider benefits besides checking vision and enabling employers to meet health and safety regulations. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has carried out detailed research with over 500 UK companies to find out how much employers know about the illnesses and conditions which eye care can help to detect. Original… Read More Employers unaware of full health benefits of eye care
Anyone who need to inject at work will be frustrated by needing to find somewhere private to expose skin and inject. At best its irritating at worst it feels like banishment for ritual self-flagulation! This article summarises studies into whether it is safe or not to inject through clothing. If you are in safety gear,… Read More Injecting Insulin Through Clothing… Is It Safe (Gasp!) Or Not?
The Society for Human Resources Management in the US has reported a very interesting story, concerning an employee who took time of work without telling their employer it was related to diabetes. They were subsequently fired and then they sued under US legislation. The full story is here….. There are several similar laws in the… Read More Diabetic Succesfully Sue’s Employer For Unfair Treatment Following Eye Problems
A company culture is a strong and influential tool that can move the needle within its workforce on a range of issues. Companies can go green and raise employee awareness about environmental sustainability, or implement policies that show strong support for working parents. A company culture that focuses on health and wellness can have a significant impact on many… Read More Employers, Agents of Change in the Fight With Diabetes
This article talks through the daily grind most diabetics go through to remember to take the right meds at the right time. Doing this helps to keep blood sugars in line amd reduces the short term variations in body and brain fjnctions. Working days will always work against an individual’s routine when meetings, shifts, work… Read More Can you help your colleagues to keep their routine?
Toronto — Sitting or standing for prolonged periods may adversely affect workers’ health, according to separate studies from the Institute for Work and Health. So, what should workers do? In a video titled Sitting or standing? Which is best? – posted Nov. 16 – two IWH researchers behind the studies answer that question to help clarify their… Read More Sitting or standing too much at work? New video addresses ways to lower associated health risks
Shift workers face challenges that most other workers don’t; irregular sleep patterns, meals out of sync, tiredness when moving between erratic sleep patterns. It is no wonder that there is so much research which points towards shift workers being more likely to start being diabetic and harder to control blood sugar levels for existing diabetics.… Read More The Challenges of Shift Work
A typical working day for a diabetic includes a bunch of decisions that don’t complicated everybody’s days, does any of this chime….. 0530 : Get up, wonder if you feel bad because its so early or you’ve had a hypo. Am I safe to drive? Am I safe to use the toaster? 0600 : Look… Read More A Typical Day For A Workplace Diabetic
This is a very interesting case indeed. It relates to an employee who was told by their employer to perform blood tests and insulin injections in a room away from their workspace. The full text can be found here. In a recent decision, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 636 v. Tyco Integrated Fire and Security… Read More Arbitrator finds that employer discriminated against employee with respect to the administration of diabetes related care