LRD Booklets May 2012

Preventing injury at work - a union reps' guide to musculoskeletal disorders

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Introduction (912 words)

If you ask workers about their chief health concerns at work, back pain and strain and repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are always high on the list. ...
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1. The extent of the problem (1,337 words)

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the term musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) covers any injury, damage or disorder of the joints or ...
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2. Employers’ legal duties (3,210 words)

Although there are no specific regulations dealing with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), existing health and safety law requires employers to ...
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3. Risk assessments (4,872 words)

Although there is no single set of regulations governing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), risk assessments can be carried out under a number of ...
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4. Preventing musculoskeletal disorders (4,188 words)

Ergonomics is concerned with ensuring that work is designed to take account of people, their capabilities and limitations. ...
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5. Supporting workers with MSDs (3,215 words)

Most of this booklet has looked at what employers should be doing, and how union reps can help, to prevent workers from developing musculoskeletal ...
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Further information (480 words)

RSI Action is the national RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) charity campaigning for action to prevent RSI and support for those suffering from RSI. ...
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