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Health in the workplace

Obesity ruled a disability in Europe

Obese people can be considered as disabled, according to a European court and may lead to companies having to provide greater support to obese staff.

Sick building syndrome

When Mia started getting headaches at work, she put it down to new-job stress, especially as the symptoms eased whenever she left the building.

Workplace safety: need-to-know info

Safety in the workplace is an important issue for workers and employers. But who is responsible for what? Here is a breakdown of the employer's duties to safety in the workplace.

Too sick for work?

If you wonder whether you should go to work or not, you are probably well enough to go. But sometimes you wake up and you just know you can't.

Feeling out of sorts at work?

You look at your watch, after what feels like a century has passed, and it is 9 minutes later. You feel nauseous, lightheaded and you are sure you have a temperature.

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Germs co-workers bring from home

It's not just your colleagues' dirty cups in the kitchen or their filthy desks that pose a germ risk to you.They could be bringing serious germs with them from home.

Safety at work your own problem

Everybody knows that the employer has obligations to ensure safe working conditions but few recognise the obligations of the employee regarding workplace safety.

Play the office doc

Check out these physical signs of what health problems your colleagues could have.

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