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Blogs started as an extension of the use of computers and creation of the earliest forms of the Internet. Before the World Wide Web, people interacted on these networks. Individuals wrote content and stored it on computers that were connected to the networks. Before they became popular, communities often communicated and shared frequently-updated content through community message boards. The term “newsgroups” was used to describe many of these discussion and information-sharing areas.

The earliest blogs began around 1994 as open access diaries. Individuals shared updates about their lives, such as personal thoughts and facts about events related to their families, academic studies, career, travels and other topics.  The media and public really started noticing the content and documenting its formation approximately 1996.

The date of the first use of the term “blog” is still debated by scholars. Most believe that it happened in 1999 as the natural truncation of a particular description of this type of content, “web log” or “weblog,” into shortened form. Some debate exists on pronunciation. The term describes a diary or log located and accessible on the World Wide Web. As time passed, some people thought that “weblog” should be pronounced “we blog” to refer to the action of blogging.

 

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Avoiding Head Injuries In Construction
Avoiding Head Injuries In Construction

Construction and Occupational Health According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.7 mil...

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Did You Know We Have A Meeting Room For Hire?
Did You Know We Have A Meeting Room For Hire?

Did you know that we have a dedicated room in Leicester for meetings, seminars, and training groups? The tastefully decorated...

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Eye injuries in the workplace can be very costly and can also cause a loss of productivity.
Eye injuries in the workplace can be very costly and can also cause a loss of productivity.

Eye injuries can be caused by jobs involving dangerous chemicals or materials that can harm or destroy vision. These injuries...

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What is Occupational Health Surveillance?
What is Occupational Health Surveillance?

Are You Aware Of What Occupational Health Is? Occupational health has moved its focus from the treatment of occupational dise...

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Brexit! Brexit! Brexit!
Brexit! Brexit! Brexit!

Fed up with Brexit?!?!? ………………..😤😤😤 So is Teresa May…………...

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Are You Providing The Correct Risk Assessments?
Are You Providing The Correct Risk Assessments?

Step By Step Guide to Risk Assesment With occupational health relying heavily on what is stipulated by your risk assessment, ...

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The First Wealth is Health…
The First Wealth is Health…

Are you exposed to Isocyanates at work? If you work in an environment with exposure to Isocyanates, do you have annual biolog...

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Pain is the body’s voice. Listen to your body.
Pain is the body’s voice. Listen to your body.

Musculoskeletal What is Musculoskeletal? Musculoskeletal (MSK) health is essential to a full working life. It supports us wit...

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Night Worker
Night Worker

Night Work, Ill Health & Night Worker’s Medicals There has been a steady stream of studies over recent years that s...

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Do you suffer with breathing problems from exposure at work?
Do you suffer with breathing problems from exposure at work?

Respiratory Sensitisers Are you working with Respiratory Sensitisers? These are substances that you may be exposed to within ...

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WARNING! Working around noise levels of 85Db or above?
WARNING! Working around noise levels of 85Db or above?

Soundproof and safe. Our state-of-the-art mobile units are fitted with a sound proof Audio Booth which allows us to complete...

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OHP vs GP
OHP vs GP

The Difference Between an OHP and a GP When Healthscreen UK receive a referral, we advise that the referrals are completed as...

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It costs less to be safe every day than to make one careless mistake along the way…
It costs less to be safe every day than to make one careless mistake along the way…

Occupational Dermatology Screening  Whether you are exposed to dust, fumes or chemicals within your working environmen...

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Meet Healthscreens Results Team.
Meet Healthscreens Results Team.

Together Everyone Achieves More   Within the results team we are broken down into two different departments – Results ...

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HEALTHY SKIN IS ALWAYS IN!
HEALTHY SKIN IS ALWAYS IN!

Legal Requirements This section provides a summary of employers’ and employees’ key responsibilities for ensuring the hea...

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LUNG FUNCTION TESTS
LUNG FUNCTION TESTS

Lung function tests are mandatory in industries where people might be exposed to hazardous substances and respiratory sensiti...

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Custom Made Hearing Protection
Custom Made Hearing Protection

For an excellent cost-effective solution in protecting your employees and their hearing, we deliver the perfect Hearing Pro...

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Safety is NO accident!
Safety is NO accident!

Accidents in the workplace Source: http://press.hse.gov.uk/2019/02/20/manufacturer-fined-after-contractor-suffers-fatal-fall-...

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Meet Healthscreen’s Sales Team!
Meet Healthscreen’s Sales Team!

Meet the team… Kerry Anderson Kerry is our Sales Manager and works with both our new & existing clients. Although, ...

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Spirometry Referrals
Spirometry Referrals

Here at Healthscreen UK, we offer 2 types of Spirometry Referrals. After one of our technician’s have done the initial asse...

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Paint Sprayers! Are You Kept Safe?
Paint Sprayers! Are You Kept Safe?

Isocyanates and the symptoms of exposure. There are many risks involved when working with Isocyanate paints (also known as 2...

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Manual handling
Manual handling

What is Manual Handling?Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or p...

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Audiometry Referrals
Audiometry Referrals

Here at Healthscreen UK we offer various Occupational Health Referrals. Below is an explanation of an Audio Referral and the ...

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Safety is as simple as ABC “Always Be Careful”!
Safety is as simple as ABC “Always Be Careful”!

Keeping you and your employees safe…“The activity came to the attention of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE...

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What is Health Surveillance?
What is Health Surveillance?

Health surveillance is a system of ongoing health checks. These health checks may be required by law for employees who are e...

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Referrals Department
Referrals Department

The purpose of a referral to Occupational Health is to enable employees and their managers/supervisors to seek medical advi...

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Company fined £866,650 due to fork lift truck accident. Healthscreen can help!
Company fined £866,650 due to fork lift truck accident. Healthscreen can help!

Article courtesy of HSE.gov.uk http://press.hse.gov.uk/2019/02/11/poultry-processing-company-fined-after-worker-seriously-inj...

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Safety is the engine, and you are the key that starts it…
Safety is the engine, and you are the key that starts it…

Safety Critical Worker Medicals “Doing it right costs less than than doing it over” Are you aware if you require ...

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Sickness Absence
Sickness Absence

Unsurprisingly, sickness absence was most common in January – March. In February 2017, 1,114 sick days were taken, followed...

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Hazards in the Office?
Hazards in the Office?

Offices may not seem like dangerous places to work, but they can pose serious health and safety risks. Employers have a legal...

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How Naps Can Help You Feel More Awake at Work
How Naps Can Help You Feel More Awake at Work

6 ways to feel more awake at work! We all have those days where we struggle to stay awake. This article gives 6 helpful tips ...

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Michelle’s 2 Year Anniversary @ Healthscreen UK Ltd
Michelle’s 2 Year Anniversary @ Healthscreen UK Ltd

Today, I have worked for Healthscreen UK Ltd for 2 years, and it has made me reflect on how much has happened over the last 2...

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HAVS – Prepare and Prevent, don’t Repair and Repent!
HAVS – Prepare and Prevent, don’t Repair and Repent!

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) A company based across the UK have been fined £500,000 for hundreds of their employees th...

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