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Back pain is one of the most common causes of absence from work. Performing lifting and other manual handling tasks are the most obvious ways of hurting your back at work, but long hours at a computer or at the wheel of a car can also cause strain or injury.
Hazards magazine's tackling work’s strains and pains webpages include news, resources and guides.
BackCare is a charity which provides advice on preventing and dealing with back pain. Helpline: 0208 977 5474.
The ATL union has a useful guide to lifting and carrying in the health and safety section of its website.
The Unite union’s Do you suffer from aches and pains in silence? leaflet is also available online.