Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

A predominant occupational health risk in the electricity industry is related to pain and disorders caused by the work a person does, whether this occurs in neck shoulders and arms (Upper Limbs), back, or hips knees and ankles and feet (Lower Limbs). The term Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) covers any injury, damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues in the upper/lower limbs or the back.

Reference Material

hse HSE – Musculoskeletal Disorders – Information 

OHAG MSDs Guidance

OHAG – Upper Limb Disorder

 IOSH  IOSH – Musculoskeletal Disorders – General

NPG – Manual Handling Policy

 Information Sheet


Tool Documents


EU OSHA – Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders


HSE – The Better Backs Campaign

BITC MSD Toolkit   Tennis Elbow Leaflet


Case Studies/Campaigns

NIE Networks – Musculo-skeletal Disorders

 sse-logo  SSE – MSD Booklet 


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