*NEWS*U.S. OFFICE WORKERS REPORT AILMENTS

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*NEWS*U.S. OFFICE WORKERS REPORT AILMENTS

 user 2006-10-25 at 1:55:00 pm Views: 60
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    US office workers report ailments
    October
    2006 — Lincolnshire (IL): Two thirds of US office workers say they
    experience some physical problems as a result of job-related stress or
    exertion.Harris Interactive’s Swingline Office Outlook, a series of
    surveys that track trends and current issues in the workplace, found
    that: 40 percent of office workers have experienced fatigue as a result
    of job-related stress or exertion; 35 percent have had stress-related
    headaches; 27 percent have gotten back pain; 26 percent have felt neck
    strain and18 percent had reported repetitive motion injuries as a
    result of at-work stress.Out of those who said they experience physical
    problems related to their jobs: 36 percent wanted ergonomic desk
    chairs; 23 percent wanted larger computer monitors; 16 percent wanted
    hands-free phone devices and16 percent wanted better lighting.