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Research identifies links between waste collection systems and musculoskeletal disorders

Waste collection systems used throughout the UK could be causing significant long-term musculoskeletal issues for workers, according to new research. Research by the University of Greenwich and Glasgow Caledonian University, and published in the latest edition of the Institution of ...

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Eye of the storm

Eye of the storm

In what are challenging but exciting times for facilities management, Andrew Preston, Group MD of temporary labour specialist, de Poel, discusses how recruitment is shifting. Despite the fluctuating economic climate over the last two decades, facilities management has quietly grown ...

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ISS wins International Safety Award

The ISS Technical Services business has won an International Safety Award with merit from the British Safety Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping its workers and workplaces healthy and safe during the 2014 calendar year. ISS Technical Services ...

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Health and Safety at Work Act beginning life at 40

Whilst new figures reveal that that the UK is now one of the safest countries to work in the world, workplace equipment supplier Slingsby warns there is still work to do because thousands of unnecessary accidents still occur every year. As ...

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A longer lunch improves health

Employers have been advised to allow staff to take longer lunch breaks after a study suggested a lot of people are working through their lunch hour every day. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy said this increased the likelihood of illness ...

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EU work-related stress campaigned launched

The prevalence of work-related stress in Europe is very high, a recent pan-European opinion poll of 16,662 workers, from 31 countries has revealed. 51 % of workers said work-related stress was common in their workplace, while four in ten workers ...

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Unsuitable office temperatures cost time and productivity

Nearly a third of workers are losing productivity because their office temperature is unsuitable, a new survey reveals. 29% of workers questioned estimated they spend between 10 and 30 minutes each workday not working due to an uncomfortable office temperature, ...

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BYOD trend sees employers save over £150k in five years

New research has found that organisations have saved over £150,000 in five years as employees buy their own devices to use at both home and work. The research, which surveyed 3,000 office workers in the UK, France and Germany, also ...

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Make safety of workers a top priority in 2014 says HSE

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging businesses to focus on their legal responsibility to ensure lives are not put at risk and make the safety of workers their top priority for 2014. Although the latest provisional figures show ...

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‘Spaced out’ office workers wasting 90 minutes every day

Employees who are unhappy with their office space clock up more than 90 minutes of wasted time every day. In a survey of 265 organisations to ascertain what workers want, it emerged that the average employee wastes 86 minutes per ...

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