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September 24, 2009

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Guidance- musculoskeletal disorders

Tackling musculoskeletal problems: a guide for clinic and workplace, identifying obstacles using the psychosocial flags framework sets out the steps that need to be taken, who needs to take them, and when. It uses a combination of text, graphics and information boxes to present the facts, and includes summary posters and case studies.The TSO says the guide is not so much about what the problem is but how to do something about it to achieve early recovery. Flags are warning signals that psychosocial factors in or around an individual often act as obstacles to their recovery and return to work. The emphasis is on identifying the obstacles as they relate to the person, the workplace, and the context, and then turning these into opportunities for action.To find out more about the flags framework, and to order the guide, which costs £17.95, visit

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