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Guidance and research

This page provides useful information on where to find out more about MSDs and how to prevent them.

Guidance and regulations

All HSE's guidance can be downloaded for free from the website. Hard copies can also be obtained but there may be a charge for these.

Manual Handling

DSE/ VDU use

Upper Limb Disorders

Back Pain


General guidance

Statistics on Work-related Musculoskeletal disorders can be found on the Statistics - Musculoskeletal disorders page

Relevant research

HSE has published a large amount of research material related to MSDs which can be found listed under the following headings.

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Further sources of information