07 / 10 / 2015 5.45pm
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.
Another useful resource is the Back in work back pack which was produced and commissioned by the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Partnership Group (HSWPG). It comprises 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.
Within the back pack you can also 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. Find out more information, download our Back in work back pack.
For more information on Back Care Awareness Week, visit the campaign website.