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Working on Mobile Devices After Office Hours may Compromise Health

by Kathy Jones on  June 19, 2012 at 7:29 PM News on IT in Healthcare   - G J E 4
Scottish workers are putting their health in risk by working on mobile devices after office hours, a new survey revealed.
 Working on Mobile Devices After Office Hours may Compromise Health
Working on Mobile Devices After Office Hours may Compromise Health
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More than 2,000 office workers took part in the online survey organized by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) which found that on average, people continue to work an additional one hour 56 minutes on their mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, after leaving the office.

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Researchers from CSP said that people are putting their health at risk as the extra work period increases stress and risk of musculoskeletal disorders, such as back pain. "Sickness absence can be devastating for the individual, and it can be very expensive for employers and society at large. Encouraging better working habits is in everyone's interest. A happy, healthy workforce is a productive one and it is very important that employers ensure they do what they can to look after the wellbeing of their staff", CSP's Lloyd Jones said.

Source: Medindia
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