January 26, 2022

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Musculoskeletal disorders: Approaches to managing the associated risks

In this episode, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on look at why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

The audio extract was taken from a recent HSE webinar, in association with HSE and TSO, which also featured Hollie Stocks, Sales Manager at HSE, and Carl Whitman, Marketing Manager at TSO. In the webinar, which is available on-demand, you can hear a full demonstration of how to use HSE’s MAC digital tool to log assessments and receive access to various publications on specific guidance, as well as hear the panel answering audience questions.

Listen back, on-demand, to the full webinar this audio was taken from: Musculoskeletal disorders (managing risk and the HSE assessment tools)

What are Musculoskeletal Conditions?

Musculoskeletal disorders at work (HSE)

Manual handling assessment charts (the MAC tool)

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