work-related musculoskeletal disorders

8.9 Million Working Days Lost last Year Due to Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

One factor that organisations have to consider is that many employees have got themselves into bad habits, such as working from a dining room table or the sofa throughout lockdown. Consequently, the number of musculoskeletal problems being reported is on the rise.

In fact, according to the HSE 2020 report* 480,000 workers had work-related musculoskeletal disorders last year, and 8.9 million working days were lost. However, with numerous companies still recovering from the impact of COVID-19, many cannot afford to lose these working days.

As a direct response to the widespread need for reliable, free advice, Osmond Ergonomics, a leading supplier of ergonomic furniture and wellbeing-focussed services, making its proven Stretching Guide freely available. This handy document provides eight stretches for sedentary workers and aims to improve flexibility and decrease the risk of injury.

“Originally designed by the late Sheila Lee, MErgS. D.O., our Stretching Guide, has been one of our staple resources for nearly 20 years. Since the first lockdown of 2020, we have identified rapidly-growing numbers of homeworkers suffering from back, neck and upper limb problems. We may not be able to give you more space at home, or put a window in that wall you look at every day, or replace those serendipitous office interactions you miss so much. But we can help you benefit from some straightforward exercises that you can do at any time,” said Guy Osmond, Managing Director at Osmond Ergonomics.

work-related musculoskeletal disorders

Whilst Osmond Ergonomics provides office and home office furniture to businesses and individuals, their core value, ‘focus on the outcome, not the sale’, differentiates them from other furniture suppliers. Aside from this, the Stretching Guide also provides posture resources, DSE Assessor courses, and complimentary webinars to maintain their well-being-focussed approach.

To receive your complimentary copy of the Stretching Guide, head over to https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/msd.pdf 

work-related musculoskeletal disorders


Please get in touch with Alice Boullier King on 07435811934 or alice.boullierking@ergonomics.co.uk

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