As HSE’s construction health inspection initiative focusing on moving and handling materials continues, the HSE podcast has released a new episode on manual handling in construction.
Last year, 40,000 construction workers reported suffering with work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
This episode of our podcast series discusses what the industry can do to promote change and protect its workforce from the risks of MSDs.
It features a conversation with Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics and Human Factors Consultant at HSE, and Peter Crosland, National Civil Engineering Director at CECA.
They cover the impact that MSDs can have on workers, employers' legal responsibilities and the sensible control measures that can be introduced regardless of the size of the construction site.