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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. NewsOn 1 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today This week’s newsVibration syndrome The management of hand-arm vibration syndrome in the workplace was thesubject of a presentation by Fiona Middleton, senior occupational health nurseat Mitsui Babcock Energy. She described the history and presentation of thecondition and explained how it was managed by her own department at MitsuiBabcock Energy. Call centre stress Stress in the call centre environment was the topic discussed by SallyDavies, an occupational health adviser at Standard Life, who described theinitiatives being taken to reduce the levels of stress-related illness inStandard Life’s customer call centres. Measures taken range from the provisionof alternative therapies to training in stress reduction techniques and the useof ergonomic principles in the design and layout of offices. Privacy rights The Human Rights Act covers rights broad enough to cover every aspect ofpublic and private life, said employment lawyer at Scottish and Newcastle ToniMcAlindon. Privacy rights are likely to be of particular concern in the workplace,especially with regard to areas such as blood and urine testing. OH in Spain Occupational health services in Spain were studied by Fiona Begbie, alecturer at the Robert Gordon University who won the Mair Scholarship 2000. Therole of the occupational health nurse in Spain and the provision ofoccupational health services there threw up some interesting similarities toand differences from the British model, she found. Rehabilitation The TUC is committed to action on rehabilitation, according to DavidBleiman, President of the Scottish Trades Union Congress, who spoke at theconference. This should be achieved partly through extending the legal dutieson employers and partly by a social partnership approach, involving all therelevant stakeholders. Heart of the Borders A multi-disciplinary approach to addressing coronary heart disease in theBorders region of Scotland, was the theme of a presentation by David Dalgliesh,pharmacy adviser at the Borders Primary Care NHS Trust. The scheme, Hearts inthe Borders is aimed at training all health professionals to make a differenceto the health of the Borders population, with an emphasis on lifestylemodification. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more