Home > Lifestyle > Healthy workplace > Health in the workplace Health in the workplace All sections in Healthy Workplace » Workplace Basics » At the Office » Dangerous Jobs » Employee Wellbeing » Health at work » Work and Stress » Work behaviour » Your new job » Workplace News Is your office chair affecting your health? Have you ever wondered if your office chair can affect your health? Health24 readers show us theirs, and we let the experts decide. Down syndrome kids’ message to future moms » Join Health24 on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberShrink » A day in the life of a rural doctor in SA Wasting time and money How a desk job puts stress on your body You might be surprised to know that the way you sit at your desk may be the cause of some of your aches and pains. Here's what you need to know. 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. “ Latest comment on Health24 EricdeCarlos says... So sad. There was obviously something wrong with the thing. The two ladies were watching the escalator because they knew it was malfunctioning. GRAPHIC FOOTAGE: Chinese woman mangled to death by escalator ” 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Cure your cough » Diagnosing a chronic cough The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough Why are you coughing? A cough can be a symptom of a wide variety of different health conditions, ranging from a foreign body to infective diseases and even cancer. Watch out! » How to make a prosthetic eye Woman loses eyesight after mud run Eye care during pregnancy 9 health warnings you can pick up from your eyes The eyes are not only for seeing - they can reveal secrets to underlying health issues. Take a careful look and see if you have any of these symptoms, and if you do, head off to the doctor straight away.