MPA focuses on health and well-being at Hillhead
Anonymous health data collected at show to contribute to Association’s ‘Big Health Survey’
THE Mineral Products Association (MPA) showcased ‘Securing Sustainable Health & Well-being Together’ at last month’s Hillhead 2016 exhibition in Buxton, Derbyshire.
Building on the new focus on health issues announced at the MPA Health and Safety Awards in 2015, the MPA organized a range of health and safety activities at this year’s Hillhead event.
Occupational health providers Industrial Diagnostics Company provided work health checks by qualified nurses, and visitors could use pedal power to create their own energizing smoothie.
There was also an opportunity to participate in a ‘Grip Strength’ competition with prizes for the three best results at the show.
In addition, a well-being section on the MPA stand gave visitors the opportunity to find out important information about how people can best contribute to their own health.
Anonymous health data collected at the event will contribute to the ‘MPA’s Big Health Survey’. These data will be used to help analyse the industry’s health.
Kevin Stevens, the MPA’s health and safety manager, commented: ‘Health and well-being has been elevated to a position equivalent to that of safety by the MPA.
‘Our theme this year reflected that decision and provided an opportunity for the workforce to undergo a simple health check and donate the results to our survey of the industry’s health.
‘This will enable people to get a better understanding of their own health and help us to build a picture of the industry’s health, and where we can best apply our resources to make a difference.’