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Introduction

The Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) receives many enquiries from sonographers about work-related musculo-skeletal disorders (WRMSD).  The following is a compilation of some of the answers that Nigel Thomson (Professional Officer for Ultrasound) and Lyn West-Wigley (Policy Officer: Health and Safety) have given. This document is designed to be read as an overview of the topic with links to documents where in-depth information can be found.

For information, an employer has a legal responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999) to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees.

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