Back Care Awareness Week: 6-12 October 2014

Back pain

03 / 10 / 2014 Midnight

Back Care Awareness Week aims to put the spotlight on the prevention of neck and back pain in the workplace. 

Back pain is more important than you might think, especially when it starts to become a problem for people at work. It’s one of the most common causes of sickness absence and 80 per cent of the population will suffer with back pain at some point in their lives. 

Our sickness absence tool gives you more information on how back problems can affect your organisation. 

We have recently updated and redesigned our popular Back in Work back pack, which is a set of six documents outlining the measures that employers and employees need to take in order to reduce the incidence of work-related back and musculoskeletal disorders. Access the six sections from the links below:

• Part 1 of 6: Introduction and key messages
• Part 2 of 6: The staff guide
• Part 3 of 6: The line managers guide
• Part 4 of 6: The safety representatives guide
• Part 5 of 6: Workplace and individual assessment tool
• Part 6 of 6: Further information and quick links

Within the back pack you can find information on reducing the incidence of sickness absence related to back and musculoskeletal conditions and protect staff from painful and often long-term health problems.

For more information on Back Care Awareness Week, visit the campaign's website.

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