Display screen work e.g. computer, tablets etc. affects a large number of workers every year. According to the Health and Safety Executive muscle and joint problems e.g. neck, shoulder, back pain is by far the most commonly reported work related illness related to Display Screen use, with an estimated 1,108,000 people ever employed affected. Given the high number of people suffering from neck and shoulder pains and the Health and Safety Legislation subsequently surrounding this topic, it is important for staff and managers to be DSE compliant.
Here at Headingley Chiropractic Clinic we have also found there to be a high rate of patients adversely affected by using PCs, laptops and tablets. So much so that we decided to undertake an intensive course on office workstation ergonomics which also covered topics such layout of desk, chair position and mouse, screen and keyboard set up and other related topics. This course was held by the Association of Chartered physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics and aims to give health practitioners the ability to assess and improve the workstation.
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To help you reduce stress from computer use Mandeep and I would like to offer you the following services FREE OF CHARGE:
- Information on how to set up and optimise your workstation – either face to face or in greater depth in our Health Care Class.
- Assessment of you and your colleagues work place (providing your manager agrees). This can also be accompanied by a free screening consultation if desired.
Let us help you and your work colleagues by talking to Mandeep or myself regarding your workplace by face to face chat, phoning 0113 228 9888 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.