Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) design award 2022/23

Our annual musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) ‘risk-reduction through design’ award is now open for nominations.

The award highlights the important contribution that ergonomics-based design changes can make to reduce the risks of work-related MSDs.

Employers can nominate any design solutions implemented in workplaces in the UK that have demonstrated how they have reduced musculoskeletal risks for their own workers.

We want to encourage businesses to nominate a design change that has made a real impact in their own workplace. There are no restrictions on the size of business that can enter. We encourage all employers whether large or small, and from all sectors of industry to consider making a nomination. The emphasis is on design solutions that have or can reduce the risk of MSDs for workers.

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.

The closing date for nominations is 31 January 2023.

Full application details are now available on our website