Occupational Health

Fit For Work Takes Part in Pilot Programme Identifying Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Children

March 5, 2019
The Fit For Work mobile occupational health clinic has been busy taking part in a pilot programme run by the National Foundation for the Deaf (NFD) to understand the growing increase in hearing loss in children in New Zealand. Our team of specialist Occupational Health Nurses have been testing hearing in school children around the Auckland region to identify any instances of potential hearing loss. Early results have been concerning: 15 percent of the children tested so far have been...

Fit For Work has expanded its services!

February 18, 2019
Fit For Work now offers Workplace Health Monitoring and Drug and Alcohol Testing to complement our other Occupational Health services. Many workplace environments pose risks to employees that need to be monitored and minimised. There is a legal requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act for employers to monitor the health of their workers where risk has been identified. As part of our total workplace health solutions, Fit For Work now offers the following Workplace Health Monitoring Services:...

How standing around is a good thing

July 9, 2018
If you spend most of your day sitting down, it’s important to look for opportunities to stand up and move. In this blog, Fit For Work Occupational Therapist Cathy Bloome talks about how we can get more movement into our working day and improve our health on the job. Our bodies were designed to move and yet studies show the average person is sedentary (sitting) for more than seven hours a day. If you find this hard to believe, have...

Rolling into the Bay of Plenty

June 14, 2018
What’s big, green and covered in colourful spots? The brand new Fit For Work mobile health clinic! And don’t worry, you can’t catch anything from it. In fact it’s here to help keep the Bay of Plenty community healthier than ever. The mobile clinic is about to hit the roads in the region to take occupational health services directly to the work place. As well as being highly convenient for staff, the new clinic will save time and money. Staff...