Posture and Comfort

by Hugh Babington Smith

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Other topics

Health & Safety

This topic covers the principles of health and safety and applying them to different situations through health and safety policies.

Books

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

Websites

Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors

More information on how ergonomics can help you, current research and so on

Health and Safety Executive

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

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health

To find a local physiotherapist in this special interest group

Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

The health and safety professional association

College of Occupational Therapists

Professional association of occupational therapists; has a sub-site, Services and equipment, which has links to suppliers of specialist equipment, especially for disabled people

Institute of Occupational Medicine

A scientific centre of excellence, with a branch working in ergonomics

Faculty of Occupational Medicine

A branch of the Royal College of Physicians which sets standards

Dial UK

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

Author

You can also contact the author directly: Hugh Babington Smith