Hot desking, where more than one office worker uses a seat, is adding to Britain’s back pain crisis, a study claims.

The practice – popular within firms that rely on temporary workers who do not have permanent desks – is bad for people’s health, doctors fear.

A third of the 1,674 workers surveyed did not adjust seating or computers when switching desks, according to the British Chiropractic Association and office equipment supplier Targus.

They believe there could be a link as the same percentage of workers also suffers back pain.

Source: Evening Standard (London), Sep 6, 2005

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