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About this site

Ergonomics issues in the workplace can have a significant impact on safety, health, morale and efficiency. This site provides an introduction to health and safety/ergonomics issues for people who work in the pharmaceutical industry.

It aims to:

For information on managing the consequences of such problems - including back pain and Upper limb disorders - please see HSE's musculoskeletal disorders site.

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This site has been developed jointly by HSE and Hu-Tech Ergonomics. We acknowledge the support of the Association of British Pharmaceuticals Industry (ABPI) and the organisations who participated in the project, in particular GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZaneca and Eli Lilly, who provided the case-study material used in the guidance.

Updated 2012-10-24