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IOSH 2019, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s annual international conference, took place on 16-17 September at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. Marcus Boocock, IOSH Communications Officer, reports “New technologies can actually help us better protect people, so ...

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New antimicrobial-protected access control devices kill 99.9 per cent of prevalent bacteria

Contamination of clean environments could soon become a thing of the past, as Remsdaq launches its EntroPad range of access control readers, keypads and request to exit buttons with antimicrobial protection built in. Third party testing to ISO 22196:2011 proves ...

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Is sick building syndrome making an unwelcome comeback?

Sick building syndrome (SBS) is largely believed to be a phenomenon of the nineties but shock new findings in a survey carried out by intelligent business technology experts the Remark Group show that it may well be making an unwelcome ...

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AJ Products launches a new study into workplace health

A 2018 report from the World Health Organisation suggested that just over a quarter of adults worldwide do not do enough physical activity. The comprehensive study, which surveyed 1.9 million people across 168 countries, showed that 27.5% of adults worldwide ...

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Fit for work

Julian Sheldrake, Director of Q Office Furniture, advises on how to put employees’ health and wellbeing at the forefront of office design One of the hottest trends in office furniture, particularly in offices with a hot-desking policy, is for sit-stand ...

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Introducing the desk bike: an end to sedentary working

Numerous studies have identified a sedentary lifestyle as one of the biggest risk factors for significant health issues such as cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. As the average office worker spends 6-8 hours sitting each day, these warnings have ...

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Wellbeing Index Report reveals heightened pressure during summer months has led to mass employee ‘burnout’

The impact of a pressure-filled summer season is causing more than half of UK employees to experience chronic workplace stress, or ‘burnout’, according to the second Wellbeing Index Report released today by health and wellbeing provider, Westfield Health. The report, ...

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See the light

Sam Rylands, Marketing Manager for DURABLE UK, explains why visual ergonomics are the next logical step in workplace lighting Mega-trends like increased digitisation, individualisation and urbanisation are rapidly changing the way we work. Stereotypical offices are a thing of the past, and ...

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Workplace design is yet to nail the productivity issue

Whilst UK workers are happier with their office environment than ever before, the findings of Savills latest What Workers Want report has revealed that office design is still hindering worker productivity. What Workers Want shows significant increases in workers reporting ...

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Government pedals new era of green commutes with e-bike Cycle to Work scheme

Commuters will have more opportunities to boost their health, benefit the environment and speed up their journey to work, thanks to the updated Cycle to Work guidance. Cycling Minister Michael Ellis recently announced a refreshed Cycle to Work scheme which ...

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