Prevent Your MSK Issues

Reduce risks and hazards in the workplace to protect MSK health means.

  • A safe workplace and safe work culture – place a high value on health and safety at work, so that you ‘Do things the right way, even if no one is looking’
  • Ensure your capabilities match with the demands of the job
  • Training and the right equipment that enables safe work to protect MSK health from accidents and injuries
  • Recognise potentially hazardous tasks or bad practices through risk assessment, learn from experiences and make improvements

Examples of hazardous tasks and bad practices

  • Lifting and twisting
  • Repetitive movements
  • Awkward postures
  • Poor workstations ie home working
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Intermittent heavy physical work

Key actions to reduce your risks and those of others in the workplace to protect MSK health

  • Know how to recognise your risks in the workplace and in your work
  • Reduce your risks by participating in health & safety training and using equipment safely
  • Engage with staff to ensure good practice.
  • Report any risks you identify – speak up before problems happen to you or others
  • Understand your own abilities and capacity

Now see the other actions to take