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Musculoskeletal Disorders eBulletin

MSD News and Events from HSE


HSE is hosting a Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Summit on 21 March 2018 at the QEII Centre in London. Tackling MSDs needs everyone to #WorkRight and share an ambition for workers to go home healthy.

 

More information about the event including speaker profiles, sponsorship packages and costs can be found on HSL's Events Website. Alternatively you can email MSDsummit@hsl.gsi.gov.uk


HSE's 'Risk-Reduction through design' Award – Are you going to make a nomination?

HSE has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) to sponsor an annual MSD 'risk-reduction through design' award.  We want to highlight the important contribution that design changes can make to reduce MSD risks, and want businesses to nominate design changes that have made a real impact.  We are looking for schemes that have been implemented in Great Britain during the 2017 calendar year, and have demonstrably reduced MSD risks for workers.  In-house or consultant-led design changes are equally welcomed – but we are looking for the businesses to make the nominations, not the designers!

 

Design schemes that have or can reduce MSD risks for the greatest numbers of workers will obviously be attractive, but we don't want to discourage novel, innovative or niche solutions that don't have quite that breadth of benefit.  We are looking to inspire others to think more actively about design-based solutions, and that will be the judges' main criteria.  We want to be faced with difficult choices, and we are more than happy to commend entries that may not be the outright winner.  

 

Shortlisted entries for the main award, and any commended entries, will be on show at HSE's MSD Summit on 21 March 2018, and the winner will be announced at the CIEHF Awards event in April 2018.  The winner and any commended entries will then be featured on HSE's website.

 

Entries should be submitted on no more than two sides of A4.  Tell us about the problem, the solution, the MSD benefits, any wider benefits, what your workforce think about the changes and your contact details.  If you are in contention for shortlisting, we'll come back to you for further details.  Please submit your nominations to msdpp@hse.gov.uk by Sunday 31 December 2017.


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#OSHtober, it's easy as 1-2-3

One of HSE's health priorities is to make significant improvements in preventing and controlling exposure to musculoskeletal disorders, the most commonly reported cause of occupational ill health in Great Britain.


This year, RoSPA's campaign, #OSHtober has also focussed on this key topic. So far, it has been a great success for RoSPA and as it enters its final week we wanted to make sure you made the most of their campaign. We've outlined three easy steps which will enable you to protect your workers and ultimately encourage a healthier and more productive working environment.

 

1.      Head over to the #OSHtober webpage and download your FREE resources.

2.      Make sure you sign up to SafetyMatters and claim your FREE manual handling resource pack.

3.      Follow @RoSPAWorkplace on Twitter to enter their competition.


Michael Paton, Policy Lead on Musculoskeletal Disorders at HSE also discusses how the Go Home Healthy Campaign is helping to tackle MSDs in the workplace, on RoSPA's Workplace Safety blog.

If you'd like to learn more about RoSPA's training courses please email enquiries@rospa.com  or look at the #OSHtober webpage.

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HSE's Sector Plans

Sector plans and Health priority plans

HSE's focus over the next 3–5 years is set out in sector and cross-cutting thematic plans. These cover 19 industry sectors and 3 themes on work-related ill health.They have benefited from the input of employers, trade unions and professional bodies, and reflect the direction we set out in Helping Great Britain work well.  To view the plans visit HSE's Website.

Information on a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders health and safety topics and issues is available on HSE's website.

 

This bulletin provides a sample of the wide range of information that can be found under 'What's New' on HSE's website.

 

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