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Employees 'not in suitable working environment'

30 January 2013

Workers at UK businesses are finding their health at risk because of poor working environments, with only 30 per cent of employees considering their current situation to be suitable.

According to EnergiseYou, some 37 per cent of staff suffer from tension headaches, while 66 per cent feel tension or pain in their neck and shoulders, reports HR Magazine.

Furthermore, roughly 70 per cent eat lunch at their desk or workstation, a habit that many analysts have criticised.

Minister for public health Anna Soubry also warned workers against desk-bound meals recently, warning that they can have a negative effect on their wellbeing.

Managing director Oliver Gray said: "It is a legal requirement for organisations to carry out workstation assessments but still many employers fail to do so."

He added that focusing on the wellbeing of employees through improving their working environment could improve the health, vitality and energy levels of staff, potentially boosting business performance.

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Categories: Functional Practices, Human Resources


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