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October 31, 2023

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Occupational health

Hazards lurking in the workplace

On Halloween, an infographic published by the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) outlines the hazards that might be lurking in the workplace.

*This infographic was first used at Safety, Health and Wellbeing Live 2023.

Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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Nigel Evelyn-dupree
Nigel Evelyn-dupree
8 months ago

Cracking article just omits the Elephant hidden in plain sight “presenteeism” due to the majority of DSE user operators suffering debilitating “Computer Vision Syndrome” for up to ’12’ months or longer (Equality Act) disabling visual repetitive stress injuries impairing Accessibility and productivity by an average of 20% without making custom “Reasonable Adjustments and/or Accommodations” including those with preexisting binocular deficits.

https://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr561.pdf

https://icd.who.int/browse10/2016/en#/H53.1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C1jmwGIsGQ&list=PLezLOQBs0kcn1kCE3A_Jr5eShBiLu3kKy&index=4&t=33s