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There are up to date statistics on work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

HSE has published a large amount of research material related to MSDs which can be found using our search function.

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Musculoskeletal Health – Applying 'All our health' (Guidance for healthcare professionals)

Return on investment tool including the following interventions:

Case studies

  • There are useful case studies about how to avoid MSDs at work on HSE’s #Workright campaign site
  • HSE’s ‘Risk-reduction through design’ Award highlights how ergonomics–based design changes can reduce the risks of MSDs at work
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