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Main causes of injury / occupational ill health

Manual handling / musculoskeletal injuries

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the largest cause of injury in laundering and dry-cleaning..

How do you know if you have a problem?

Injury and health problems show up in different ways, such as:

If you have a problem it will be costing money from sickness absence, high staff turnover, retraining, loss of production etc. Compensation cases are increasing, and problems may affect your insurance premiums.

Managing the risk

Further guidance

Updated 2012-07-23