Guide on Prevention and Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

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This guide gives practical information on actions that can be taken to prevent and manage Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the workplace. The guide explains the main elements for preventing and managing MSDs in the workplace; including policy, risk assessment and safe system of work plans, training, accident and near miss investigation, Injury management (retention, rehabilitation and return to work), and Internal auditing. The areas covered in this guide are MSDs related to manual handling, use of display screen equipment (DSE) at computer workstations and work activities with increased risk of upper limb disorders (ULDs). The risk assessment, safe system of work plan (SSWP) and audit tool template in the appendices can be used to support the risk management process.

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