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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.

Emailing on train commute should ‘count as working day’, UWE researchers say

The time employees spend checking and sending emails during their daily commute should be counted as work, a new study suggests.

MPs recommend statutory maximum workplace temperature

A parliamentary committee has called on the UK government to consult on introducing a maximum workplace temperature, especially for work that involves significant physical effort, to tackle lower employee productivity during heatwaves. 

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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.

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