Databank. Back care week

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 August 2000



(2000), "Databank. Back care week", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 30 No. 4.



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Databank. Back care week


Back care week

This will take place from 16-22 October this year. The Health and Safety Executive has teamed up with the National Back Pain Association, the TUC, CBI, the Departments of Health, Education and Employment and Social Security and the Health Education Board for Scotland to encourage employers and workers to reduce work-related ill health and injury. The week aims to reduce the problems of back pain and musculoskeletal disorders by increasing awareness, identifying solutions and supporting practical projects in the workplace. Musculoskeletal disorders and backpain cost the UK economy some £5 billion a year with over 119 million days lost from work each year. They also cause misery and suffering to tens of thousands of workers. The campaign is designed to have a positive influence on reducing the problems and in promoting positive actions by increasing awareness of the problems, identifying solutions and supporting practical projects in the workplace. Posters, information leaflets and fact sheets will be produced and these will be included in a newsletter to be published in the spring. For further information contact: HSE Information Centre, Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQ. Tel/Fax: 0541 545500; Web site:

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