Musculoskeletal Disorders eBulletin - October 2021

22 October 2021

HSE Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) eBulletin
This eBulletin contains information about the new MSD online assessment tool and how you can register for a live demonstration.
There are also details about this year’s ‘Risk-reduction through design’ awards. Further information and guidance can be found on our MSD website.


HSE’s Risk-reduction through design award 2021-2022 needs your nominations
The award highlights the important contribution that design changes can make to reduce risks of musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace.
msd awardThere are no restrictions on the sector or size of business that can enter; both large and small employers are encouraged.
The emphasis is on design solutions that have or can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders for your workers.
Nominations should be submitted by 31 January 2022.
Full application details are available here.

New HSE musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) online assessment tool released
msd toolThe assessment part of the tool is now available to use for free.
The MSD assessment tool is the latest in the range from HSE. It combines the popular MSD assessment guides and has transformed them into an all-in-one digital solution.
It has been designed to simplify the process of completing each assessment, with a logical step-by-step approach, saving your assessors time in populating and interpreting the results manually.
The assessment stage of the solution is now available to use for free and can be accessed online:
Manual Handling Assessment Chart (MAC)
Assessment of Repetitive Tasks (ART)
Risk Assessment of Pushing and Pulling (RAPP)

Register for a live webinar demonstration of the MSD tool on:
27 October at 11.00am
25 November at 3.00pm

Knowing what guidance to follow isn’t always straightforward, so you can use our downloadable signposting chart to help you choose what is best for your business.
You can download a copy of the MSD signposting chart from our website.

MSD training courses are available to book online

HSE has some upcoming training workshops that may be of interest.
Upcoming highlights include:
Manual Handling for Assessors
(23 November 2021, Buxton)

This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.

Get more information and/or register here
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Assessment
(12 January 2022, Buxton)

This course will help you recognise, assess and reduce musculoskeletal disorder (manual handling and upper limbs disorder) risks in your organisation.

Get more information and/or register here
Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Management
(22 March 2022, Buxton)

The course will be most beneficial for health and safety providers, with limited knowledge / experience of DSE risk management who wish to become a DSE assessor. However, it will also be relevant to those who wish to update or consolidate their knowledge and experience as a DSE assessor.

Get more information and/or register here