Musculoskeletal disorders - more information

A few key points and links in addition to the information already supplied.

  • HSE website
  • FitBack provides some useful educational exercise programmes and information resources on back care and back pain
  • The TUC has a helpful website called workSMART, with information about RSI and back pain, as well as back strain
  • HSE Better Backs campaign has a pack and various resources
  • The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety offers a helpful overview of all the issues surrounding work-related health
  • BackCare - the campaign for healthier backs
  • The Faculty of Occupational Medicine provides information about this What is an occupational health service?
  • European Agency for Safety and Health at Work MSD pages
  • The back pain revolution, 2nd edition textbook written by Gordon Waddell, ISBN 0443072272. This book outlines how anyone involved with the management of back pain can facilitate the best possible outcomes
  • The biomechanics of back pain, 2nd edition - textbook written by Michael Adams, Kim Burton, Patricia Dolan, Nikolai Bogduk, ISBN 0443100683. This book gives in-depth coverage of the anatomy and biomechanics of back pain, including overviews of research and medico-legal issues
  • Dame Carol Black reviews the health of Britain's working age population in the report Working for a healthier tomorrow
  • A Summary of evidence submitted supports Dame Carol Black's review of the health of Britain's working age population
  • The PricewaterhouseCoopers report Building the case for wellness considers the business and economic case for employers to invest in staff wellness programmes
  • Advising patients about work is a leaflet produced by Department for Work and Pensions that provides an evidence-based approached for general practitioners and other healthcare professionals
  • Work related upper limb disorders, published by House of Commons Library, Research paper 1998/51
  • Information on the fit note, which replaced the sick note in April 2010
  • Statement of fitness to work (fit note) - Guidance for employer

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