A tribunal has rejected two workers' claims that their repetitive computer work and use of twin screens injured them, underscoring that experiencing pain symptoms at work doesn't necessarily mean a condition was caused or aggravated by employment.
Work-family conflict and demands can not only harm workers' mental and physical health, but double the likelihood of developing a mental health problem in some cases, two studies involving nearly 10,000 workers have shown.
Workers returning from COVID-19-related working-from-home set-ups have valuable insights on how to optimise workspaces for their wellbeing, which employers can capitalise on to make workplaces healthier and less stressful, a building and workplace design expert says.
A psychologically injured worker's dysfunctional relationship with a purportedly messy co-worker, whose constant meetings and phone calls disrupted his work, did not constitute an "action" that barred his access to compensation, an appeals judge has ruled.
A sweeping review has highlighted the link between prolonged sitting and standing at work and lower limb venous diseases like varicose veins and potentially deadly deep vein thrombosis, which the researchers say warrants intervention.
The increasing focus on risk reduction measures in work safety laws and practices over the last 20 years has failed to reduce the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, with digitalisation and automation increasing mental stress and muscle tension, and forcing some workers into "machine-paced roles", a major research review has found.
The surge in working from home arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for sedentary workers to break unhealthy sitting habits and "re-engineer" movement back into their workday, a human movement expert says.
The sudden large-scale uptake of telework, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, has "amplified" a range of physical and psychosocial occupational risks, but key prevention measures for employers can be as simple as disseminating pragmatic information on ergonomics and facilitating "virtual collective working periods", according to French researchers.
In a case highlighting the potential long-term impact of seemingly innocuous office injuries, a tribunal has found that medical records showing a worker's work injuries were asymptomatic when he was being treated for other ailments doesn't mean his work injuries have resolved.