Information on Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)

  1. Introduction
  2. Suggested steps
  3. Useful links to further information
  4. Other useful references or other resources


Musculoskeletal disorders, MSDs, are currently the most commonly reported work-related condition in Britain. These disorders affect muscles, joints, tendons and other supporting tissue and are associated with pain and reduction in the normal range of activity.

Whilst not all MSDs can be prevented, the employer has an important role in controlling workplace factors associated with these conditions, and encouraging employees to reporting MSDs at an early stage and seek appropriate treatment.

Suggested steps are:

Useful links for further information on musculoskeletal problems:

Other useful resources:

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