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men playing table tennis in an office setting

Recent research by Prof Kim Burton, an independent occupational health researcher in the UK, has shown that despite businesses reducing serious workplace injuries over the last century, that there are still a significant number of common health problems such as depression, back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and anxiety, which affect people at work. These conditions may ...

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A red boardroom chair with non-adjustable arms and back, and not enough seat padding

I’m a big advocate for getting your staff involved when redesigning a workplace. They’re the people who know about the tasks they have to do, what has worked for them in the past, and the challenges that exist within the current workplace. I find that they often come up with innovative ideas and think outside ...

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Everyone enjoys a welcoming reception. How good does it feel walking into a light inviting space, maybe with a splash of colour, some flowers or artwork and a cheerful smile from the receptionist? Your reception area creates an instant impression for visitors and sets the tone for their visit. Despite the obvious importance of this ...

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Woman standing on a Steppie board at standing desk

There is a lot of media hype about sit stand desks currently and I am regularly asked by my clients whether or not to invest in one. I’ve used a sit stand desk myself for 2 ½ years, and love it, but could it really just be a fad as some people suggest? I was ...

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Green ergonomics; it’s a bit of a trendy term these days, but what does it actually mean?  And why, when the term alone sounds suspiciously expensive, would a business bother? Well, despite sounding costly, green ergonomics promotes good health and saves money. Recent research from industrial ergonomists and members of the US Green Building Council ...

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