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MP calls for low letterbox ban to cut posties’ back strain

Letter boxes that are placed close to the ground should be banned in new homes to avoid postal workers straining their backs and being bitten by dogs, an MP has said.

Council weighs in with smaller recycling boxes to minimise MSDs

South Lakeland District Council has reduced the size of its recycling containers to reduce the risk of its refuse collectors developing musculoskeletal disorders and fatigue.

Home workers lack DSE support, survey finds

More than one in three remote workers says they have experienced new back pain since working regularly from home, according to a survey by health insurer BHSF. Three in five say employers failed to support them in setting up a workstation at home that promotes healthy posture.


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Power suits

Organisations may soon be giving workers ‘outside’ assistance to manage biomechanical hazards. 

Tideway: On the tools

We look at how health measurement scoring systems with leading and lagging indicators have been adapted for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. 

Dermot Dolan, Pfizer

The biopharmaceuticals group’s director of environment, health and safety systems talks about managing risks presented by a changing business model, prizing wellbeing and the pleasures of site auditing.


Angela Gray CMIOSH