Back pain

Low back pain is common and can be extremely painful. It can be difficult to cope with the severe pain but fortunately it is rarely due to serious disease.

There are things that employers and workers can do to manage back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace.

People can be helped to remain in work or helped to make an earlier return to work.

Evidence shows that good industrial relations, job satisfaction and partnership between employers and employees
are key elements in the successful management
of back pain problems.

It may also help you to retain skilled and loyal staff.


Key legislation 

Please note that these links are to the original legislation, visitors should verify for themselves whether legislation is in force or whether it has been amended or repealed by subsequent legislation.


Related to Back pain

Access to information

How to request information from the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.