News: Nominations now open for work that reduces MSDs

HSE’s annual musculoskeletal disorders ‘risk-reduction through design’ award needs your nominations!

CIEHF is once again working with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to support this award, which is intended to highlight the important contribution that design changes can make to reduce risks of musculoskeletal disorders. Building on the success of last year’s award, HSE wants businesses to nominate design changes that have made a real impact. They're looking for approaches that have worked during the 2019 calendar year from across all sectors and anywhere in the United Kingdom.

The emphasis is on design solutions that have or can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders for the greatest numbers of workers, but HSE are also interested in novel, innovative or niche solutions that tackle difficult-to-solve problems. Involving the workforce in developing the solution is essential and cross-sector application, that might inspire others to think more actively about design-based solutions, will also be part of the judging criteria.

Entries should be submitted on no more than two sides of A4. Describe the problem, the solution, the musculoskeletal benefits, any wider benefits, what your workforce think about the changes and your contact details.

Please submit your nominations to by Thursday 31 January 2020.

Find out more on the HSE website.