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Five Simple Precautions to Avoid Office Injury

By on September 27, 2016 in Health & Safety, Office Life with 0 Comments
Five Simple Precautions to Avoid Office Injury

Compared to dangerous jobs like fire-fighting or working as a stunt man, office-based jobs are safe as houses. If you’re at your desk for most of the day, you’re unlikely to suffer disabling injuries in the course of your work, surely? But every week there are nasty office-based accidents, some of which lead to serious […]

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Men’s Health Week 2016

By on June 6, 2016 in Health & Safety with 0 Comments
Men’s Health Week 2016

An awareness campaign aims to help men to combat stress in the workplace with “toolbox talks” during Men’s Health Week (June 13-19). Men can be shy about seeking medical help and often feel they have to act tough. Toolbox Talks are an initiative from the Men’s Health Forum aimed at changing this perception. The 15 […]

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Give Your Immune System a Boost with Vitamin D

By on March 17, 2016 in Health & Safety, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Give Your Immune System a Boost with Vitamin D

The dark days of winter can be a trial for office workers, who don’t always get enough of the “sunshine vitamin” to ward off colds and seasonal depression. So if you work indoors all day, it’s well worth taking a vitamin D supplement to give your immune system a boost. Old-fashioned cod liver oil works […]

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What is RSI?

By on January 9, 2015 in Health & Safety, Office Workers with 0 Comments
What is RSI?

Over the next few weeks, specialist osteomyologist Paul Manley will be giving you the low-down on repetitive strain injury, explaining what RSI is, how to avoid it, and what to do if you’re afflicted by it. Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a general term used to describe a primary cause of a condition. It can also indicate […]

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Watch Your Back for Backcare Awareness Week 2014

Watch Your Back for Backcare Awareness Week 2014

Working in an office can sometimes be a pain in the neck, if you’re one of millions who suffer from back pain at work. October 6- 12 is Backcare Awareness Week and this year the spotlight is on office workers and the problems they encounter with back and shoulder pain. The campaign is organised by BackCare, […]

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Get Ready For A Green Grassy Love Parks Week 2014

By on July 16, 2014 in Fun, Health & Safety, Office Life with 0 Comments
Get Ready For A Green Grassy Love Parks Week 2014

Summer’s here – and it’s time to enjoy fun in your local park. We can’t always get out of town and into the countryside, so the green spaces in our cities are a lifeline. Walking in the park is a huge stress buster – and these visits can reduce illnesses too. A daily stroll in […]

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Anti-Smoking, ’60s Style

By on September 20, 2012 in Fun, Health & Safety, Office Furniture with 0 Comments
Anti-Smoking, ’60s Style

If you run a workplace with a vigorously anti-smoking or health-promoting policy, you may want to consider this fun bit of history as encouragement to employees instead of duller modern variants of the anti-smoking poster. Yes, believe it or not, a few people in the 1960s were aware that smoking could have a downside. But […]

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Sick of the Office

By on September 14, 2012 in Health & Safety, Office Workers with 0 Comments
Sick of the Office

As many as 5.7 million people could be suffering from allergic-type reactions in their office, according to a survey of 1,003 office workers by Allergy UK. Over a quarter said their allergic symptoms worsen at the office. Symptoms include nasal problems, breathing difficulties, headaches and skin irritations. Sixty-two percent of respondents reported suffering itchy or […]

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Where Did Hi-Vis Come From?

By on September 3, 2012 in Health & Safety, Workwear with 0 Comments
Where Did Hi-Vis Come From?

It’s the clothing in which to be seen, but in a health and safety rather than a fashionable sense. Since its emergence in this country in 1964 on the Scottish railways, high visibility clothing has proliferated apace, becoming an icon of the outdoor workplace. Recently, the BBC’s Jon Kelly even suggested that hi-vis clothing symbolises […]

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Urinal Cakes to Spread Safety Message

By on July 30, 2012 in Health & Safety, Janitorial with 0 Comments
Urinal Cakes to Spread Safety Message

The toilets in some Michigan bars may potentially freak out some patrons in the coming months. The state is distributing urinal cakes which play a recorded message to bar-goers, urging them to get a cab or a lift with someone sober rather than drive drunk. The message also ends on a hygeinic note: “Oh, and […]

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