Office safety

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    Before your very eyes

    Recently released figures from the British Heart Foundation show that an estimated four million people under the age of 65 and 1.3 million people under the age of 45 are living with untreated high blood pressure.

    By Jim Lythgow, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare on 15 August 2019

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    In the hot seat: why your chair is a health hazard

    Evidence suggests that prolonged sitting is a serious health hazard. Should office workers be worried?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 31 July 2019

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    Sitting for long periods could cause 70,000 UK deaths each year

    Prolonged sitting has been linked to around 70,000 deaths a year and £0.7bn in NHS hospital bills, a new study has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 April 2019

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    ‘Movement key to productivity at work', says health secretary

    Health secretary Matt Hancock has called on businesses to help employees stay active in order to boost wellbeing and productivity.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 January 2019

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    Days lost to sickness in UK lowest since records began

    UK workers are taking the lowest number of sick days on record, but the new figures hide a ‘sting in the tail’ for health and productivity, commentators have warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 August 2018

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    Sit tight

    In 2016/17, 507,000 workers in the UK suffered from work-related musculoskeletal disorders resulting in a loss of 8.9 million working days.

    By Ergonomist, Margaret Hanson says the office is a minefield for musculoskeletal disorders on 27 July 2018

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    Offices - more hazardous than you’d think

    While offices can be considered as fairly low-risk environments there are of course still many potential hazards and regulations to comply with.

    By Fiona Mills, Avery UK on 03 August 2018