Join us on 8-9 November in Sydney at our Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Symposium where we will share research and ideas about best-practice approaches to managing hazardous manual tasks and prevention of MSDs in the workplace.

Note: Registrations for the Symposium are now full. If you want to go on our wait list, please email We will contact you if a ticket becomes available.

Hazardous manual tasks are the most common cause of injury in the workplace, accounting for 29 per cent of injuries in NSW.  We are hosting this symposium as part of our commitment to reducing the incidence of these injuries by 30 percent by 2022.

Safety managers, business owners, academics and anyone with an interest in work health and safety should not miss out on this event.

Event details

Day one

Thursday 8 November starting at 8:00am and finishing at 5:30pm

Day two

Friday 9 November starting at 8:45am – 1:00pm Friday

This not-to-miss event is an eligible activity for the small business rebate.


The speakers at the Symposium will discuss topics such as the critical role leadership plays in effectively reducing MSDs, changing the focus away from manual handling training and towards managing risk factors, and the link between MSDs and psychosocial risks.

Presentations are grouped in the following three key streams:

  1. Landscape – NSW businesses embed a work health and safety landscape that addresses risks that lead to MSDs
  2. NSW businesses use a systematic approach to eliminate and/or reduce exposure to MSD hazards and risk factors
  3. Lessons learnt – NSW businesses, injured workers and health professional’s work together to learn from MSD injuries and make improvements.

See the Symposium program