HSE Science and Research Centre places cookies on your computer to improve our website. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor and are all anonymous. They are used to measure its performance and to provide enhancements to you while using the site.
Mobile Nav Mobile Basket

You are not logged in

Free email notifications

Musculoskeletal Disorders

The term Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) is used to describe pain and other disorders affecting the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves or other soft tissues and joints.  MSDs are the most common occupational illness in Great Britain, and the number of days lost from work by workers suffering from them is high.

What causes MSDs?

Risk factors for MSDs, manual handling and display screen equipment (DSE)

Assessment tool for MSD risks

Preventative measures to reduce MSDs

Managing cases of MSDs in the workplace

Case studies

MSD glossary

Additional sources of information and current legislation

For further information please contact: or tel: 01298 218416

Click here to return to the HWMG home page

< Respiratory Disease in the WorkplaceBeauty Industry >

Back to the top