John Hobbs

Working in hot weather

February 15, 2018
Did you know that New Zealand has the highest melanoma rate in the world, with more than 4000 Kiwis diagnosed with it each year? More than 300 people also die from it annually. To help prevent damage from the sun, including melanoma, you should always: wear a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen and reapply it at least every two hours cover up with loose-fitting clothes wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and a wide brimmed hat to protect your neck and...

Starting the conversation - key to workplace mental health

January 26, 2018
Mental health in the workplace is still an issue that many employers would prefer to brush under the carpet, according to Fit For Work Director and Occupational Medicine Specialist David Beaumont “While changes are being made across many industries to keep people mentally and physically well, there is still plenty of room for improvement,” he says. One of the barriers to improving mental health in the workplace is that many employers don’t know where to begin. “There is a real...