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HSE MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS SUMMIT 2018

hselogo1Regulator focuses on MSDs in construction and others sectors

Tackling work related musculoskeletal disorders is a key priory for HSE in the construction and other sectors. MSDs are the most commonly reported cause of occupational ill health in Great Britain and HSE is

“firmly set on achieving significant improvements in preventing and controlling exposure to MSDs”

The regulator has organised a MSD Summit to be held on 21st March 2018 at Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

This summit will explain what HSE is doing, what you can do and current scientific thinking. Delegates will hear about the HSE position on MSDs and how design solutions can reduce the risks.

Risk Reduction Through Design Award

HSE has partnered with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) to sponsor an annual MSD Risk Reduction Through Design Award.

Nominations are open until 31 January 2018. Shortlisted and commended entries will be on show at the summit.

Speakers at the Summit include:

  • Sarah Newton MP (Minister for Disabled People, Health & Work)
  • Prof Karen Walker Bone (Director of the Centre for Musculoskeletal Health & Work at the University of Southampton)
  • Geoff Cox (HSE Health & Work Branch)
  • Martin Friar – (Deputy Director, Head of HSE’s Insight & Service Design)
  • HSE Foresight Team – paint picture of MSD issues in future world of work
  • HSE Science Division – talk about the reviews on exoskeleton, wearables & cobots
  • Kerry Trow (Principal Specialist Inspector, FOD Occupational Health HSE)
  • Prof Anthony Woolf (Chair of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), Royal Cornwall Hospital

There will be an Exhibitor Zone available for delegates from registration through to the afternoon break.

 

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