Hot topics

Feeling down? Is it just today? Or has it been like this for a while?

Feeling down? Is it just today? Or has it been like this for a while?

Feeling down or… depressed?
Having a bad day once in a while is normal. Having a lot of these might be a sign of depression. You may experience sadness, fatigue and loss-of-interest in your day-to-day life, for an extended period of time. One of Damen’s employment rules is to have fun while you’re at work, if everything seems less enjoyable. We are here to help you.

Learn more about identifying signs of depression and tips that can help you to overcome them.

Burn-out. Feeling stressed, exhausted and drained?

Burn-out. Feeling stressed, exhausted and drained?

What is a burn-out? A burn-out doesn’t happen in one day. You won’t wake up one morning, suddenly, feeling burned out.

Learn the early signs of a burn-out and how to prevent it.

Commuting. Getting to work is just as important as being there.

Commuting. Getting to work is just as important as being there

Commuting to and from work is, just as, important as being safe at work. With a growing amount of cars on the road, it’s important to keep your own safety, and the safety of other road users, in mind.

Read more about how to ensure safety whilst commuting.

First aid. Do you know what you can do?

First aid. Do you know what you can do?

In an emergency situation every second counts. Don’t stand there, operate!.

Learn the essentials here.

Bullying, introduction, hot topic, HSEQ

Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying is commonly seen as acts or verbal comments that could mentally hurt or isolate a person in the workplace. It usually involves repeated incidents or a pattern of behavior that is intended to intimidate, offend, degrade or humiliate a particular person or group of people.

Learn the signs of bullying and how you can stop the cycle.

CTS, introduction, hot topic, HSEQ

Unusual numbness in your hands? Learn about preventing CTS!

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition which causes tingling, numbness and pain in your hand and fingers. This is due to compression of the median nerve which travels through the wrists.

Learn more about CTS symptoms and possible treatment options to discuss with your doctor.

Office stretches introduction

Easy office stretches

Take a few minutes to relax tight muscles, stay flexible and boost energy!

Prevent neck, shoulder and back injuries with some easy stretches.

Computer Vision Syndrome CVS introduction, hot topic, HSEQ

Computer Vision syndrome (CVS) experiencing eyestrain, blurry vision, dry eyes?

Computer vision syndrome (CVS) encompasses a group of vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and smartphone use.

General steps can be taken to help alleviate problems associated with CVS.

Electrical Safety introduction, hot topic, HSEQ

Avoiding electrical hazards in the office don’t “overplug” it!

When thinking about where electrical hazards are commonly found, your first thought most likely is not in your office.

But electrical accidents do happen in the office. Learn here how to prevent them!

Increase your Cardio introduction, hot topic, HSEQ

Sitting too much at work? Increase your cardio!

Extended sitting has been linked to various health problems, including diabetes and heart disease.

Moving just 30 minutes a day, five days per week, can help to lower the risks of diabetes, high blood pressure and poor circulation.

Musculoskeletal disorder MSD introduction, hot topic, HSEQ

Feeling pins and needles? What you need to know about MSD

Work-related musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) is a condition that affect the muscles, tendons and nerves and is associated with repetitive work patterns.

Learn here to recognize the symptom and how to prevent or treat MSD.

Office fire introduction, hot topic, HSEQ

Office fires: be ready to act! The right response to a fire

IF THERE WAS A FIRE AT YOUR WORKPLACE, WOULD YOU KNOW HOW TO RESPOND? Learn here the right steps in case of emergency.

Stress at work introduction, hot topic, HSEQ

Feeling stressed? Recognizing and dealing with stress at work

Do you regularly feel overwhelmed, anxious or stressed at work? You’re not alone!

Read here our tips for dealing with stress.

Fighting fatigue introduction, hot topic, HSEQ

Fighting fatigue 'Feeling tired and sleepy?’

Do you regularly arrive at work feeling tired, groggy or run-down? Most people will brush off their low energy levels as just part of getting older, which makes it difficult to distinguish between what is common and what is “normal”. While fatigue is common, it’s certainly not biologically normal and can affect every aspect of your life.

Read here our tips to combat fatigue.