What are Musculoskeletal Injuries?
Musculoskeletal injuries are injuries that are in the muscles, nerves, tenders, or joints and can be caused in a variety of ways, especially in the workplace. Thousands of workers are affected by these injuries every day by pushing and pulling heavy items, carrying out tasks for a long period of time, reaching for things constantly, lifting heavy loads, and more.
There are many ways in which these injuries can be prevented such as risk assessments and the correct training. It is also under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 that all employers have the responsibility to ensure the safety of their workers, and of course, musculoskeletal injuries fall under this bracket. These injuries are preventable so to avoid costly fines, ensure employees are trained on how to stay safe.
It is important to identify and point out these risks before staff performs anything which can cause musculoskeletal injuries.
ISO 45001 Can Help
ISO 45001 is the internationally recognised standard for an occupational health and safety management system which shows a company’s commitment and compliance to workplace safety legislation and tackles health and safety through risk identification and mitigation. The certification holds many benefits such as; identifying and reducing risks, improved reputation, reduced employee absenteeism, and becoming compliant with legal requirements.
Getting Started with ISO 45001
If you want to make safety a priority in your business and ensure the safety of your employees and other stakeholders, then ISO 45001 may be for you.