Office chairs are usually sat of for some hours at a time and five days a week. When a chair is used for that amount of time, any problems such as poor back support or an incorrect sitting position can have a real impact on your health.
In order to ensure your health and safety when …
Employers have a duty to make sure that the health and safety of their workers is protected while in the work place. This is enshrined in various regulations starting with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. This includes health and safety in an office environment, and includes the choice of office furniture …
The HSE has been notified by the EU that its interpretation of the European Directive 2209/148/EC fails to adequately protect workers from the risks of exposure to asbestos.
The issue is associated with the current exemption from licensing, medical examination and exposure monitoring requirements as detailed in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006.
Currently, Regulation 8 of …
Asbestos cement products
Floor tiles, textiles and composites
Sprayed coatings on ceilings, walls and beams/columns
Asbestos insulating board
Loose asbestos in ceiling or floor cavity
For more information about asbestos pelase visit Health and Safety Executive website.
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Asbestosfibres are present in the environment in UK as a result people are exposed to very low levels of fibres. Nevertheless, a key cause in the risk of developing an asbestos-related disease is the total number of fibres breathed in. Breathing in high levels of asbestos fibres or working on or close to damaged asbestos-containing …
In UK after stress the second most cause of long term sickness is back pain. The Most common causes of back pain are wear and tear, strained muscles, bad posture and stress.
Most of people will get back pain at some point of their lives, in most cases it will not be serious and pain will tack up to six weeks to clear.
Unlike what most people think staying in bed will not help the back pain but even it can make it worse, the best treatment is to stay active and get back to your normal daily activities and return to work, because staying in bad make your back muscles weaker and can cause longer term pain.
The following video show you how to keeping your back healthy at work
If you are working with computer here are some small changes you can make to improve your workplace health