All posts of James Fletcher

How alcohol affects your breathing

Just finished SOBER OCTOBER? Does your breathing feel better?   IT SHOULD!   Asthma is a condition that causes peoples airways to become narrow, it becomes difficult to breath and it can be life threatening. Many people with asthma dread the change of seasons and any TRIGGER can set them off. WHATS THE SCIENCE? TRIGGERS […]

National Work Safe month – October 2018

Minister O’Dwyer asks employers and workers in all workplaces and industries to commit to taking a safety moment every day this October. Click this link to go to the video. This month we are working with manufacturers and their employees with a participatory framework, analysing perceived risk and taking appropriate action. This is part of […]

Stress & Fatigue

Employers have an obligation under the workplace Health and Safety act 2011 to do what is reasonably practical to eliminate or minimise psychological hazards in the workplace. Mental Stress costs Australian businesses more than $10 billion per year. To your organisation, the impact of a psychological stress claim is real with typical time off work […]

Why does your back hurt?

Do you have back pain, have been to see the GP and been diagnosed with disc degeneration or arthritis? Or has an employee currently at home resting due to a back strain or a disc bulge? Sounds familiar right? Well the research is clear, its time to get back on the horse and develop some […]

Employers opportunity 3/3 – The use of incentives

Understanding why people don’t seek better health. This is part 3 of 3 entries in which we raise questions and look at solutions for every day health mysteries such as why we choose to eat a chocolate bar, not get up early to exercise, not go to the Doctors and generally make poor decisions when […]

Shiftwork & Fatigue Management 2017

Safe & Healthy presented on the 16th November at the Pan Pacific in Melbourne using case studies from our onsite partners to share strategies on managing Sleep & Fatigue. Thanks to everyone who engaged and asked questions on how we have helped identify and treat Sleep & Fatigue. As we mentioned you have to gather […]

Employers Opportunity Part 2/3

Understanding why people don’t seek better health……. an Employer’s opportunity 2/3 This is part 2 of 3 entries in which we raise questions and look at solutions for every day health mysteries such as why we choose to eat a chocolate bar, not get up early to exercise, not go to the Doctors and generally […]

Employers Opportunity Part 1/3

Understanding why people don’t seek better health……. an Employer’s opportunity This is part 1 of 3 entries in which we raise questions and look at solutions for every day health mysteries such as why we choose to eat a chocolate bar, not get up early to exercise, do not go to the Doctors and generally […]

Shift work & Fatigue

What is shift work? Shift work is work that takes place on a schedule outside the traditional 9 am – 5 pm day. It can involve evening or night shifts, early morning shifts, and rotating shifts. Many industries rely heavily on shift work, and millions of people work in jobs that require shift schedules. Shift […]

Coordinated vs Integrated Care

From a recent Queensland conference it was clear that early Allied health intervention to injured workers makes a difference. Of course we know that, and have known that for some time, what was also interesting was the clear role that communication and direct management play in improving outcomes. In Queensland last financial year, 47% of […]
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