The main cause for working days lost in 2013 was musculoskeletal conditions (such as back and neck pain), leading to 31 million days lost.
The Office of National
44 million workers [across the EU] have musculoskeletal disorders – including back pain and strains of the neck, shoulder and arms. This costs up to €240bn annually in lost productivity and sickness absence, representing up to 2% of GDP across the EU.
The Work Foundation, 2013
Where you work has a big impact on how you work. No one is at their most productive when they are battling with back pain from sitting uncomfortably, working at a cramped desk, irritated by noise levels or dealing with files stored across the other side of the office. But whatever the size of your workplace, there are steps you can take to make your working environment a positive, comfortable and productive space.
At Total Business Furniture, we understand the importance of a positive working environment. Working in partnership with clients, we can advise on effective space planning, furniture and storage solutions, and ergonomic issues to make the most of any workspace.