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Musculoskeletal disorders

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.

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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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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.

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Manual handling

Moving items by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling can cause injury to your workers' backs, necks and joints.

Find out how to avoid, assess and reduce risks.

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Display screen equipment (DSE)

You must protect your workers from the health risks of working with computer workstations, laptops and other equipment with display screens.

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