This section looks at aspects of occupational health in work places that at first glance may appear low risk.
This includes computer usage, avoiding back pain & RSI, and managing work related stress.
Back and Joint pain
Back pain is usually associated with employees whose jobs involve heavy lifting, but working in an office, sitting in front of a computer, can also cause similar issues.
Information on the use of display screen equipment (computers and laptops) is available on the Health and Safety Inspectorate's website, together with advice on the provision of eye sight tests.
Ensure you speak to your employer before booking an appointment with your optician.
Work related Stress
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