The resources in this section are designed for homeworkers or people with a sedentary desk-based role, providing tips and advice to help manage both physical and mental health while working from home.
Read our blog from National Clinical Education Lead, Ash James, published at the beginning of UK lockdown during COVID-19, detailing additional tips to help maintain some normality, productivity as well as mental and physical health during times of change.
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The resources in this section are designed to help you understand how to improve health and wellbeing within your workplace
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Proactive assessment and appropriate interventions implemented by musculoskeletal health professionals will help in both preventing MSDs and protecting your organisation against claims.
Equally, you may wish to train individuals within your organisations to be able to assess and implement appropriate interventions.
The resources in this section are designed to help you understand how to manage MSDs across your whole workforce
Improving the health and wellbeing of employees will also help to reduce the prevalence of MSDs.
The resources in this section are designed to help you understand how to manage MSDs across your whole workforce:
When your employees are in pain, it can be hard to know what to do for the best, particularly when it comes to working duties.
Pain isn’t necessarily a reason to stop working and activity altogether. In fact, we know that physical activity and completing normal everyday tasks, can help to reduce pain and promote recovery. However, it may also be beneficial to modify work activities for a period of time.
The resources in this section are designed to help you understand how to support your employees that are in pain.
Going to work when you have a chronic pain-causing condition is an achievement in and of itself, made worse with certain types of work.
It’s important to try to stay in work even though you’re in pain. Research shows that people become less active and more depressed when they don’t work. Being at work will distract you from the pain, and in most cases, won’t make your pain worse.
Talk to your supervisor or boss about the parts of your job that may be difficult to begin with, but stress that you want to be at work.
If you have to stay off work for a while, try to get back as soon as possible. If you have been off work for 4 to 6 weeks, plan with your doctor, therapist or employer how and when you can return.
You could go back to work gradually. For instance, you might start with 1 day a week and gradually increase the time you spend at work.
You could also agree changes to your job or pattern of work if it helps – a health and safety rep or occupational health department may be useful here.