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Navigating the pandemic’s painful legacy
One of the enduring legacies of this pandemic may be the strain on the bodies of Britain’s newly home-based workers.
With flexible working expected to remain in place for a significant part of this workforce, there is an ongoing torrent of musculoskeletal (MSK) problems set to be released which will require employers’ attention.
Charities are also warning that people already suffering from MSK illnesses may be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, while law firms are reminding employers their duty to assess workplaces has not ended.
Bupa has already seen a significant increase in neck and back issues arriving to its clinics and is emphasising that organisations must account for changing lifestyles when assessing staff.
Advisers can help deliver this message to clients and communicate the benefits available to them in healthcare policies.
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