musculoskeletal disorders

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    Made to move

    Could active sitting provide a solution to our sedentary-related health problems? We visit a unique shop to find out.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 September 2023

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    2.5m adults in UK economically inactive due to long-term ill health

    More than 2.5 million in the UK are economically inactive due to one or more long-term health conditions, ONS data has revealed.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 August 2023

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    Spring Budget: funding to tackle leading health causes keeping people out of work

    The Spring Budget has set out more funding for mental health, musculoskeletal conditions and cardiovascular disease to support more people to stay in work.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 March 2023

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    Getting educated on musculoskeletal health

    Teachers in early years education can be at risk of suffering musculoskeletal problems due to factors like regularly stooping to interact with young children, but there are practical ways of reducing the risk of pain and injury.

    By Lorna Taylor, Jolly Back on 11 October 2022

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    Musculoskeletal disorders at work – the current state of play in Britain

    The latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that in Great Britain in 2020/21, approximately 470,000 workers reported suffering from new or longstanding work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

    By Charlotte O’Kane and Hannah Frost, Pinsent Masons on 03 October 2022

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    Hip and knee replacement: getting people back to work

    Workers suffering from severe osteoarthritis may eventually require a knee or hip replacement, but there are many practical steps employers can take to keep them in work in the run-up to the operation – and help them successfully return afterwards.

    By Professor Karen Walker-Bone, Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health on 03 October 2022

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    HSE inspectors to target MSDs in construction

    Construction sites across Great Britain are being targeted as part of a health inspection initiative aimed at reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 October 2022

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    Sit-stand desks: avoid the pitfalls

    Sit-stand desks are a useful way of reducing sedentary behaviour at work, but it’s essential workers are trained to use them properly.

    By Guy Osmond, Osmond Ergonomics on 08 August 2022

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    It’s time to move

    Home and office workers can be tempted to become less physically active, with major implications for their health, but simple steps like regular strength exercises can combat problems like muscle loss and a reduction in cardiovascular capacity.

    By Dr RS Bridger on 03 August 2022

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    Danger at the desk

    Exploring how employers can help manage musculoskeletal pain caused by sedentary desk working.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 August 2022