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Occupational Health

Musculoskeletal Assessment

MSK assessments identify and address job-related musculoskeletal issues, enhancing employee health and job efficiency.

Understanding MSK Conditions

Assess for issues caused by repetitive job movements, affecting health and efficiency.

Identifying Movement Issues

Assess for issues caused by repetitive job movements, affecting health and efficiency.

Role of MSK in Work Injuries

MSK disorders can lead to serious injuries affecting various body parts.

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Employer Responsibility for MSK

Employers must protect workers from work-related musculoskeletal risks.

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Musculoskeletal Assessment

Managing MSDs includes prevention, early symptom reporting, and effective rehabilitation.

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Minimizing MSD Risks

Employers can take steps to reduce the risk of MSDs in workers.

Early Reporting of Symptoms

Prompt reporting and treatment of MSD symptoms are crucial for recovery.

Commonly Affected Body Parts

MSDs frequently impact the lower back, shoulders, and limbs.

Importance of MSK Assessments

Regular MSK assessments are vital to reduce work-related injuries and absences.

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Why Testing is Important

MSDs include injuries and conditions that can affect the back, joints and limbs. You:

  • Can do things to prevent or minimise the risk of your workers (and others who may be affected by what they do) developing MSDs
  • Cannot prevent all MSDs, so early reporting of symptoms, proper treatment and suitable rehabilitation are essential

The parts of the body most likely to be affected by MSDs are:

  • The lower back
  • Shoulders, forearms, wrists and hands, as well as the neck
  • The hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet

Workers can have different kinds of MSDs at the same time

In 2018, MSK problems were the second most common cause of sickness absence, which accounted for 27.8 million days lost in work (19.7% of total sickness absence)

Why it is important to carry out MSK assessments:

  • To identify any current MSK medical conditions
  • To help reduce a risk of injury affecting an employee
  • MSK can be one of the highest causes of work loss
  • MSK is essential for all kinds of different job roles
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Opus Safety Partnership

Everything you need for a safer workplace – in one end-to-end service. A customised compliance programme. Ongoing support. And a dedicated H&S expert, whenever you need them.

Business risk analysis

Pinpoint compliance issues and map out improvement measures.

Full site audit
Hazard profiling
Solutions planning

Policies and processes

Review, upgrade and standardise safety documents and procedures.

Tailored risk assessments
Staff handbooks and policies
Safe systems of work

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Action key H&S data and deliverables with one intuitive tool.

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Tasks, training and reporting
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Strategic guidance

Maintain excellence with practical help and long-term risk prevention.

One-to-one support
Regular contact
Forward-looking advice
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Our employee training programmes and one-off risk assessments, surveys and audits deliver peace of mind for your people – and a safer way forward for you.

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Avoid penalties and exceed your legal requirements with expert-led risk assessments, audits and surveys that go beyond the bare minimum.

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