Musculoskeletal disorders

Sedentary workers who are active outside working hours still at risk

Many employees are wrongly perceiving that having an active lifestyle outside of the workplace negates the ill-effects associated with sedentary...

Working days lost to stress increase by nearly a quarter

31 Oct 2018

The number of working days lost to stress rose by almost a quarter last year, suggesting that employers need to...

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Workers spend 67 days a year sitting at their desks

17 Oct 2018

Eight in 10 (81%) office workers spend between four and nine hours a day sitting at their desks – equating...

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Toolkit launched to help health professionals promote physical activity

17 Oct 2018

A toolkit that will help health professionals advise patients on how physical activity can help manage their conditions and aid...

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Fifth of arthritis sufferers quit work because of unsupportive employers, warns charity

17 Oct 2018

More than a third of people with arthritis or related conditions are out of work, with a fifth being forced...

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Study highlights health and work benefits of sit-stand desks

11 Oct 2018

Office workers who are equipped with a sit-stand desk are more productive, healthier and happier than those who are not,...

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More than a third of homeworkers suffer back pain

11 Oct 2018

More than a third (37%) of homeworkers have experienced new back pain since they began working remotely, with many receiving...

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Promoting workplace wellbeing

10 Oct 2018

PROMOTED | The cost of mental and musculoskeletal ill-health in the workplace in terms of lost productivity and absence is well-documented. But there is much employers can do to be proactive...

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Study finds link between arthritis and depression in older people

1 Oct 2018

Arthritis is more prevalent in older people with depression, a US study has found, highlighting the importance of screening for...

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Understanding the mindset behind sedentary lifestyles

7 Sep 2018

Most of us understand all too well we need to be less sedentary. But just being told you need to...

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Managing lower back pain disorders

7 Sep 2018

Low back disorders account for more than a third of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and occupational health can play an...

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Fit for work? How to get sedentary workers on their feet

3 Aug 2018

Fit in 50 is a new booklet designed to offer practical and accessible exercises to get sedentary employers out of...

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Minister urges employers to create arthritis-friendly workplaces

1 Aug 2018

The minister for disabled people, health and work, Sarah Newton, has urged employers to make adjustments for people with arthritis...

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Smartphone use could increase younger workers’ MSD risk

30 May 2018

Younger workers could be risking their long-term health and increasing their chances of developing a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) through overuse...

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wrist pain at work

Wrist pain at work: occupational health referral of a laboratory worker

4 Feb 2018

This case study concerns an individual suffering wrist pain at work. Michael Bowles and Anne Harriss demonstrate the use of...

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