Book News: May 25th, 2004

By Philip Pearson.Every year some 2 million people in Britain are injured or made ill by their work, and each week around 500 people leave work as a result of such problems. All these injuries and illnesses caused by work can be prevented. This fully revised new edition provides advice on the most common health risks at work, and how you can tackle them. It explains how you can use your legal rights and common sense to avoid injury and illness, and how to take action to recover your health and get back to work as soon as possible. There is advice on what to tell your GP and tips on where to get help when returning to work. With plenty of real-life case studies to illustrate the problems that can be encountered. The author offers positive suggestions about preventing ill health and improving wellbeing at work. Every aspect is dealt with in an accessible way, including, tackling stress at work, bullying and muscle aches and strains.

Keeping Well at Work. Published by Kogan Page in association with the TUC. Second Edition. Price 9.99 pounds. Online 8.99 pounds.