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Working Space, equipment and facilities:

The location, size, equipment and furnishings at the work place are important for the employees to perform their work with appropriate postures and movements. It is also important for employees' risk of getting musculoskeletal disorders in the context of their work. In addition, these factors also affect whether employees experience discomfort, fatigue, headache, restless legs and swollen feet, especially if the employee works long, with static loads or is "locked in" to the workplace. These are also important factors to accidents, such as whether there are things that workers can fall over, bump into, knock off, pinching fingers, etc.


Noise at work places can be a serious health problem. Noise can both cause chronic physical damage and be part of a stressful psychosocial work environment. All types of unwanted sound is "noise" and thus a safety problem, whether the noise comes from a compressed air tool or whether it comes from colleagues in open-plan offices, speaking on the phone in the background.

Air & temperature:

Poor air quality is causing genes in many workplaces. A good climate is a combination of an appropriate temperature and clean, fresh air. Poor air can have many causes. The air quality and climate in a workplace is dependent on many factors which are also interacting. Work places with poor air  quality mostly has one or more of the following reasons: wrong temperature and humidity, chemical particles in the air, dust and other reasons.

Poor air quality can not be solved isolated but must be viewed in a context of the whole working environment. If the working environment is generally good, many can tolerate a poor indoor air quality, but if there are problems with the working environment in general, experienced problems with indoor air often worsens.

Working hours:

There are a variety of known genes associated with night work. Generally most of all night workers complain of sleep problems, and they sleep less than people who work during the day time. Many night workers also complain about:

General discomfort, headache, irritability, restlessness, sadness, anxiety, nervousness, appetite disturbance and more. In addition, a number of studies found that health and social consequences of night work and shift work correlates.

Smoking policy:

Nobody can anylonger be in doubt that smoking is unhealthy. And so is it to inhale passive smoking. In many countries smoking is not allowed on most work places any longer. However, there are still countries where smoking is or can be allowed. Are you satisfied with the smoking policy on your work place?

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