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Research commissioned for the UK’s Health & Safety Executive (HSE) supports the view that a preventative, risk-assessment based approach would be more effective than case-based methods in achieving a nationwide reduction in work-related stress. The background to this approach is described and discussed in a companion paper in this issue (Mackay, Cousins,(More)
In the late 1990s, the Health and Safety Commission, as the lead authority in the UK responsible for Health and Safety at Work, conducted an extensive consultation exercise to elicit views about how work-related stress should be tackled. The Commission subsequently decided that regulation was not justified and opted for an approach with four strands. One of(More)
Blood flow in the right foot of 11 subjects was measured simultaneously by a strain gauge placed around the mid metatarsal circumference of the foot and a water displacement plethysmograph in which the foot was resting. A close linear correlation (r=0.88) between the results of the two methods existed over a wide range of blood flows. It was apparent(More)
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