Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are painful disorders of the nerves, muscles, tendons and joints that develop over months or years. In both the US and Canada, they represent approximately 1/3 of all workplace injuries and illnesses, costing North American employers tens of billions of dollars a year in direct costs and as much as five times as much in indirect costs.
In this course, you will learn what MSDs are; the risk factors for their development in the workplace; the types of work and work conditions where they are most common; prevention techniques; and treatment methods.
- Describe what musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are
- Explain how MSDs develop
- Outline the risk factors for MSD development
- Recall they types of work and work environments where MSDs occur
- Summarize techniques for reducing or preventing MSDs at work
- Identify MSD treatment methods
- About Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
- Types of Work and Work Conditions Where MSDs Occur
- Reducing the Risks for MSDs
- Treatment of Work-Related MSDs
General industry; Manufacturing; Transportation; Managers and Supervisors; Workers
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