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August 30, 2022

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Managing risk and MSD risk assessment at work

In this episode, we hear from Matt Birtles from HSE and Matt Powell Howard from NEBOSH, as they discuss musculoskeletal disorders, risk assessment and risk management. Both provide insightful tips on how to best identify, mitigate and manage risk.

Safety & Health PodcastRecorded in the Operational Excellence Theatre at Safety & Health Expo in May, this discussion from Matt Birtles and Matt Powell Howard focused on MSD risk management requiring us to identify potentially hazardous operations, assess them and then reduce the risks so far as we can and manage the rest.

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The keystone of risk management are the numerous assessments of individual tasks that provide a detailed understanding of where to prioritise risk reductions. Matt Birtles will also show the improved MSD risk assessment suite from HSE (including the MAC, RAPP and ART tools) that can now be completed online to provide practitioners with quicker assessments and better sharing of the outcomes so that they can spend more time focused on reducing risk.