Posture and Comfortby Hugh Babington Smith
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This topic covers the principles of health and safety and applying them to different situations through health and safety policies.
Work with display screen equipment
Health and Safety Executive, published by HSE in 2003, 70 pages
This is the HSE explanation of the current DSE legislation, with extensive notes on what each regulation means and how to implement it.
Driving at work, managing work-related health and safety
Health and Safety Executive, published by HSE in 2003
Initiative evaluation report back in work
Health and Safety Executive, published by HSE in 2002, 250 pages
Ergonomics for therapists
Karen Jacobs, published by Butterworth-Heinemann in January 1995, 252 pages
More information on how ergonomics can help you, current research and so on
Information on current issues and how to comply with regulations. In particular, see Guidance and Research, which lists a number of publications on musculoskeletal disorders at work, including some specialised areas, such as cleaners and checkout desks
To find a local physiotherapist in this special interest group
The health and safety professional association
Professional association of occupational therapists; has a sub-site, Services and equipment, which has links to suppliers of specialist equipment, especially for disabled people
A scientific centre of excellence, with a branch working in ergonomics
A branch of the Royal College of Physicians which sets standards
A national organisation for a network of approximately 130 local disability information and advice services run by and for disabled people; useful when you require specialist information about disabled employees
You can also contact the author directly: Hugh Babington Smith