News: Reducing risk of MSDs through design

The Health & Safety Executive, together with CIEHF, are seeking nominations for their annual MSD ‘risk-reduction through design’ award which recognises the important contribution that design changes can make to reduce MSD risks.

Design schemes that have or can reduce MSD risks for the greatest numbers of workers will obviously be attractive, but novel, innovative or niche solutions that don’t have quite that breadth of benefit are also sought.

You can nominate design solutions implemented in Great Britain during the 2018 calendar year that have demonstrated how they have made a real impact and reduced MSD risks for workers. In-house or consultant-led design changes are welcome, but businesses should make the nominations, not the designers.

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

Please submit your nominations to by Thursday 31 January 2019. Further details are on the HSE website.