Safety Comic of the Day – February 9, 2014

Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves and tendons. Work related MSDs (including those of the neck, upper extremities and low back) are one of the leading causes of lost workday injury and illness. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – February 9, 2014

Ergonomics 101: “What Is An MSD?”

Info-graphic Courtesy of Vivid Learning Systems® OSHA - Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace Examples of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Carpal tunnel syndrome Tendinitis Rotator cuff injuries (a shoulder problem) Epicondylitis (an elbow problem) Trigger finger Muscle strains and low back injuries Existing Guidelines OSHA Ergonomics Program Management Guidelines for Meatpacking Plants. OSHA, (1993). Beverage … Continue reading Ergonomics 101: “What Is An MSD?”

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Awareness Leading To Prevention (INFOGRAPHIC)

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back problems and tendonitis account for nearly 70 million doctor office visits in the United States annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In addition, MSD’s lead to employee absences, lost productivity, and increased health care, disability and worker’s compensation costs. Knowledge of … Continue reading Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Awareness Leading To Prevention (INFOGRAPHIC)