Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the biggest causes of work-related sickness absence in the UK. Apart from the human cost in terms of impact on work and life, bad backs, sore necks and shoulders and painful upper limbs together form a massive drain on any employer’s resources.
This course will explain what MSDs are, helping to clear some of the jargon (RSI, WRULDs, CTDs, etc) and explain what is known about what causes them and how work can play a part. Whether a condition has been caused by work or not, it is important to understand how work can at least provoke symptoms and to have some idea of how to change workplaces to avoid this. Both industrial and office workplaces will be considered.
Special rate for SOM members. Please login to your SOM account and visit the Benefits and insurance page to access the promotional code.