Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk Assessment for Train Drivers (MAT) Tool
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) is a broad term for conditions that affect the muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Symptoms may occur as a result of an identifiable, traumatic event, or they may appear more gradually, as symptoms persist and gradually worsen. The ORR’s aim is for all rail employers to be excellent at proactively managing MSD risks. Its 2014 position paper on MSDs highlights the value in identifying potential work-related MSD risks at the earliest opportunity. This is where the MAT can support your organisation.