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Health and Safety

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Musculoskeletal disorders in detail

Manual handling at work

As an employer, you must protect your workers from the risk of injury from hazardous manual handling in the workplace.

Manual handling

Display screen equipment (DSE)

As an employer, you must protect your workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE)


Health and safety made simple

This site is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law.

Basics for your business


The term musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) covers any injury, damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues in the upper/lower limbs or the back.

More about MSDs

Assessment toolkit

Doing a risk assessment will help you identify the significant risks in your workplace.

HSE has tools to help employers properly assess tasks.

Go to toolkit

MSD Design Award

Risk-reduction through design award: we want your business to nominate design changes that have made a real impact on reducing MSD risks for workers.

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