As part of a general health and safety training programme, our employees are told that they should sit correctly and take regular breaks when using computers, but not why. Could I double check why we give this advice?

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As part of a general health and safety training programme, our employees are told that they should sit correctly and take regular breaks when using computers, but not why. Could I double check why we give this advice?

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As with other sedentary tasks, using display screen equipment (DSE) can give rise to back pain or make existing back pain worse, particularly if workers sit too long without changes of posture and breaks from DSE work.

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