Dementia is often wrongly seen as a condition affecting only the elderly and, as such, unrelated to business.
Having a vision is essential to good, effective and profitable business practice. It is a clear statement of goals and objectives set within an agreed timeframe.
As a company doctor, I often see employees suffering from anxiety and depression or those who simply feel frustrated or stressed by work.
When the bells rang out a few days ago we wished one another a Guid New Year.
As Christmas 2013 rapidly approaches we need to consider the excesses that often accompany this time of year.
I am a recent convert to motorcycles and ride a Harley Davidson. It is comfortable, a joy to ride and a conversation piece when I stop for coffee.
An offshore installation has been likened to a multi-storey industrial complex, complete with hotel, restaurants, sports areas, dive bells, heliport, offices and healthcare facilities.
Even short periods of unexpected high temperatures can cause serious health problems.
Maximising the benefits of preventive healthcare in an organisation isn't just down to the company doctor or nurse or the human resources department or for that matter, the line manager.
Most companies understand the value of improving the health of their employees. It requires effective top down management including:
A robust programme of occupational health and safety at work enables employees to do their jobs without impediment. When healthy working conditions are achieved, ill-effects can be prevented, and a business is able to operate more efficiently.
Expectations within the offshore oil and gas sector have changed over the years such that exposure of staff to risk has become increasingly unacceptable.