Rising screen use is risking long-term eye injuries for staff

After a year, for many of us, of being glued to our screens while working from home, reports of workers...

High rehabilitation demand a ‘long-term consequence’ of pandemic

15 Feb 2021

As many as 100,000 intensive care patients, on top of the 350,000 Covid-19 patients treated on general wards, could need...

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Home working linked to rise in musculoskeletal disorders

22 Jan 2021

More than a third (37.7%) of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) cases were connected to work in 2020, compared with just 1.4%...

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Governments told to prioritise tackling rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions

12 Oct 2020

Governments across Europe are being urged to create a comprehensive strategy to tackle rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions, which currently affect...

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One-fifth do not train line managers in health and safety

7 Jul 2020

One in five organisations do not train their managers in health and safety, despite the view that they are often...

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WFH: Six pillars of effective homeworking

12 Jun 2020

During the current pandemic crisis, business leaders handling the avalanche of government legislation have had another issue on their minds...

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Keeping the home workspace safe and healthy – virtually

5 Jun 2020

We’ve seen an explosion in home working during the Covid-19 lockdown. But, in the scramble to stay operational, employers have...

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Six in 10 suffer musculoskeletal pain from poor homeworking practices

14 May 2020

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of staff have injured their back, neck, hips, knees or wrists as a result of poor homeworking...

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Covid-19 Secure workplaces: the detail for returning to work

12 May 2020

As the government lays out guidelines for various workplaces in the UK economy, Personnel Today examines some of the detail...

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Covid-19 Secure guidance: Employers should publish risk assessments

12 May 2020

‘Practical guidelines’ have been published to help employers make workplaces as safe as possible, including the expectation that all employers...

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Coronavirus: nearly nine in 10 fear for their health

8 Apr 2020

Almost nine out of 10 (87%) employees fear for their health because of the Covid-19 outbreak, with many feeling isolated,...

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Two-thirds of MSD-sufferers say work is a contributing factor

20 Jan 2020

More than two-thirds (68%) of people with musculoskeletal issues say their job has been a contributing factor to their condition....

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GPs trial standing desks to encourage physical activity

30 Oct 2019

Academics are investigating whether the introduction of “standing consultations” at GPs’ surgeries could improve the health of both GPs and...

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How to make home working a success

13 Feb 2019

When Dolly Parton sang about working 9 to 5 in 1980, the song reflected most employees’ regular office hours. Brian Hall looks at how things have changed in the past 40 years and asks if working from home always works?

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Adjustment grants for workers with disabilities to increase

12 Feb 2019

Workers with disabilities will be able to claim up to £60,000 per year to help pay for workplace adjustments when...

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