- The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 2002
- Display Screen Equipment Regulations 2002
What is Musculoskeletal?
Musculoskeletal (MSK) health is essential to a full working life. It supports us with functional mobility and dexterity, balance and coordination, contributes to muscular strength and endurance and is essential to nearly all forms of work.
MSK conditions include:
- Joint conditions:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Bone conditions:
- Associated Fragility Fractures
- Regional and widespread pain disorders:
- Frozen Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Spinal disorders:
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Prolapsed Disc
- Genetic, congenital and developmental childhood disorders:
Why carry out Musculoskeletal assessments?
Providing your employees with a musculoskeletal assessment can help manage and improve their symptoms, for a better working life.
If there are any concerns from the OHA providing the assessment, the employee will be referred to an Occupational Health Physician. The Physician can identify and diagnose Musculoskeletal Disorders and provide advice & recommendations in a report format while informing of the next steps to ensure the employee is safe at work.