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Preventing Pains and Strains/ Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) is a Good Business Practice

  • Issued: December 2009
  • Content last reviewed: December 2009

Prevention is good business. Minimizing the risks of pains and strains/MSDs in your workplace will contribute to a healthy and productive workforce.

As with almost all health and safety issues, it is less expensive to prevent an injury than it is to make changes and corrections after one has occurred.

With a program to prevent pains and strains/MSDs in your workplace, you gain:

  • Healthy workers, who are free from discomfort, and more efficient
  • Reduced Workplace Safety and Insurance Board lost-time injury claims and the associated costs
  • Improved ability to bring workers back to work if they have been injured
  • Improved ability to retain experienced, knowledgeable and skilled workers
  • Improved employee satisfaction, morale and well-being
  • Reduced administrative costs related to claims management and investigations
  • Increased quality, productivity and profits.

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