Upper Limb Disorders Caused by Work

An upper limb disorder (ULD) affects the fingers, hands, wrists, arms, shoulders or neck. They are commonly called repetitive strain injuries (RSI), cumulative trauma disorder or occupational overuse syndrome. ULDs encompass clinically defined disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, but also undefined conditions. ULDs include problems with the soft tissues, muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well…

When Liability Bites

When Liability Bites Although there are no official figures, the best estimate is that there are 6.1 million dogs kept as pets in the UK (one for every ten people).  Sadly not every one of that number is well trained and controlled and it is perhaps not surprising that dogs cause millions of pounds worth…

Workplace Accidents and Injuries in The Catering and Hospitality Industry

The catering and hospitality industry is vast, employing around 1.96 million people in the UK. While catering and hospitality may not be considered as high risk compared to industries like construction, work within accommodation and food service accounts for a statistically significant rate of workplace injuries. Source: HSE Common accidents and injuries in the catering…

COPD

What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the name used for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. These conditions include: Emphysema – The air sacs at the end of the lungs break down, which makes the lungs become baggy and causes them to trap air. Bronchitis – The airways…