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    Company culture and wellbeing: a crucial link

    Investing in measures to support worker wellbeing will be ineffective unless the company culture genuinely incorporates values like teamwork, involvement, flexibility and innovation.

    By Bex Moorhouse, Invigorate Spaces on 05 April 2024

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    Sedentary working and how to combat the ‘sitting disease’

    Prolonged and excessive sitting poses a major risk to our health, but the Get Britain Standing campaign and On Your Feet Britain Day on 25 April are a great way of encouraging workers to sit less and move more.

    By Gavin Bradley, Active Working on 05 April 2024

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    Office design and culture: happier and healthier staff – or the opposite?

    Applying ergonomic principles to workstation set-ups and ensuring the physical environment supports neurodivergent people are just some of the ways of creating an office where everyone can thrive, but a supportive and positive organisational culture is vital too.

    By Guy Osmond, Osmond Ergonomics on 03 April 2024

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    Too many broths spoil the cook: the hidden dangers of air pollution in commercial kitchens

    Kitchens can be highly polluted working environments but there are options for making them safer and more sustainable.

    By Tom Parkes, London Borough of Camden on 14 June 2023

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    Air pollution is the next business challenge

    Air pollution can and does negatively affect everyone’s health. But, it disproportionately impacts those who live in less affluent areas, broadening health inequalities across the UK.

    By Désirée Abrahams, Global Action Plan on 06 June 2022

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    Hybrid work – don’t let it become a pain in the neck

    Employees working from home can be prone to problems like back pain due to poorly designed workstations and a lack of rest breaks, but digital tools like apps can help employers spot and correct the problems at an early stage.

    By Ed Harnett, Habitus Health on 27 March 2024

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    Cancer in the workplace: are you ready for the tsunami?

    With the number of people diagnosed and living with cancer in the UK expected to rise, it’s vital that managers know how to support affected colleagues to remain in and return to work during and after treatment.

    By Barbara Wilson, Working With Cancer on 25 March 2024

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    Disability – inclusion starts with a conversation

    Creating truly inclusive workplaces where disabled people can thrive brings many benefits for a business – and it all stems from supportive and sensitive conversations during the recruitment and workplace adjustment process.

    By Lucy Hendley, Lewis Silkin LLP on 25 March 2024

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    Thinking differently: how to embrace neurodiversity and make workplaces work for all

    Up to one in five people are neurodivergent in some way, yet most workplaces and recruitment processes are designed for neurotypical staff. Creating a positive, inclusive culture and providing neurodiversity training can help break down the barriers that are holding back a pool of workers with unique talents.

    By Kerry Reals on 25 March 2024

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    Why personalised noise monitoring is critical for preventing noise-induced hearing loss

    Intelligent hearing protection technology is now available that provides personalised data about an individual’s noise exposure, making it easier to both spot workers at greatest risk of hearing damage and identify ways of reducing noise exposure.

    By Neal Muggleton, Minuendo on 11 March 2024