Case studies showing how to prevent MSDs

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work have produced a Good Practice Awards booklet showcasing methods organisations have adopted to prevent and manage musculoskeletal disorder risks. This booklet compiles entries from the winners and commended entries to the 15th Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards competition. There may be some ideas here that help… Continue reading Case studies showing how to prevent MSDs

How to Assess Musculoskeletal Risk – a Masterclass

Margaret Hanson is co-delivering a masterclass on How to Assess Musculoskeletal Risk for the CIEHF on Wednesday 26th August from 3 – 5pm. This masterclass will look at the practical use of semi-quantitative postural assessment tools in musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk management.

Infographic on working from home

Here is a useful quick reference of what you can do to make working from home work for you. If you want any more advice, or have colleagues with particular needs, do get in touch – we have lots of experience of helping people work comfortably at home.

Mouse middle finger

It’s a posture I frequently see when doing workstation assessments, but one that few people are aware of adopting: raising the middle finger from the mouse while using it. It seems to be a basic instinct; my young daughter has always done it instinctively when using the mouse. I think it stems from people being… Continue reading Mouse middle finger

RoSPA #OSHtober – Getting ergonomics right in tackling MSD risks

Margaret was asked to write an article ‘Getting ergonomics right in tackling MSD risks’ for ROSPA’s #OSHtober this year. OSHtober is RoSPA’s annual month-long workplace safety campaign which runs throughout October. This year #OSHtober raises awareness of the dangers associated with moving and handling (specifically around MSDs), and Margaret’s article highlighted the risk factors and what… Continue reading RoSPA #OSHtober – Getting ergonomics right in tackling MSD risks

Two top tips for typists

Well, more accurately, for computer users, but I liked the title for alliterative reasons…. If I had to summarise the advice I most frequently give to those who have some upper limb discomfort and who work at a computer, it would be: Learn to touch type. It’s fairly obvious, but those who can’t touch type… Continue reading Two top tips for typists