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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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Gig guide

Most debate about the growing gig economy and new forms of technology-driven work focuses on employment rights, but what about workers’ safety and health? 

Working through: arthritis

The latest in our series on supporting workers with chronic health conditions considers the musculoskeletal condition that is not limited to older workers.

Cormac Gilligan, PepsiCo

The food and drinks maker’s vice president of environment, health and safety about attracting OSH talent and developing it. 

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