My Return to Work After An Operation: Case Study

Unexpectedly, George Duns began to suffer from severe lower back pain. He was reluctant to take time off from his desk job, but in the end the pain was such, he had no choice.” Diagnosis “I’ve always been a grafter so I hated the thought of being off work – especially with something like Back […]

Lifting and Carrying At Work

Lifting and carrying objects are among the main causes of accidents in the British workplace, but with some care and diligence most of these injuries are avoidable. A few simple measures such as clear planning and the use of proper lifting techniques can help reduce the risk of injury and keep you safe and healthy […]

How to Avoid MSD’s at Work

Musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs are the biggest health and safety risk for workers in the UK with more than a million cases reported each year. Figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that MSDs and related injuries cost society more than £5.7 billion. The term MSD covers a range of injuries including Back […]

What if Work Makes You Ill?

Nobody should let their job adversely affect their health, but it’s a sad fact that in Britain many people are still becoming ill because of their work. Work-related illnesses like stress, Back Pain, depression and RSI are all too common nowadays, adding to the more serious long-term conditions like asbestosis which can cause death. According […]

Managing Back Pain in the WorkPlace

Back problems and disorders are the most common form of ill health at work. Tackling the problem involves a partnership approach between employers, workers and health and safety representatives, all of whom have a role to play. The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) has made the tackling of back pain and related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) […]