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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in construction is a significant issue HSE has issued guidance for construction aimed at reducing exposure and preventing aches, pains, strains and potential long-term suffering through work in construction.

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Useful Documents Issued by the HSE

Manual handling


Manual handling: What you need to know as a busy builder

Published 12 Jan 2024

Manual handling assessment charts (the MAC tool)


Work-related MSDs, including manual handling injuries, are the most common type of occupational ill health in the UK.

Published 12 Jan 2024