Cotswold DC supports Better Backs Campaign

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Cotswold DC supports Better Backs Campaign

A national campaign to tackle back pain in the workplace is being highlighted by Cotswold District Council.

The Better Backs Campaign, which starts today (October 16th) is a joint effort between the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities.

In 2004/5, 4.9 million working days were lost in Great Britain due to back pain, costing the economy billions.

The aim of the campaign is to reduce the number of employees suffering back pain caused, or made worse, by work.

The District Council's health and safety team will be out and about in the Cotswolds advising employers on how they can help their staff avoid back problems.

Health and Safety Officer Tracy Wain said: "Research has found that many workers suffer back pain. This is bad for them and for business.

"Everyone can do something to minimise back pain and reduce its impact. Not only does back pain create a significant impact on those affected but their co-workers and family."

For more information on this campaign please visit www.betterbacks.hse.gov.uk or phone HSE's infoline on 08453450055.

If you wish to speak to an Officer at Cotswold District Council, about work related back pain, please phone 01285 623000 and ask to speak to a Health and Safety Officer in the Environmental Protection team. Any calls will be treated confidentially.


Posted : 16/10/2006 12:53:12

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