Musculoskeletal Disorders / Ergonomics

  • Content last reviewed: October 2018

Every day we use our muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints to lift, carry, sit, stand, walk, move and work in a variety of ways. However, sometimes these tasks or the way we do them can put too much demand on our bodies, causing pain and discomfort. In addition, it may lead to a more serious injury called a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). Work shouldn't hurt!

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MSD Prevention Guideline

The MSD Prevention Guideline provides you with information, effective approaches for all different sizes of workplaces and tools for preventing MSDs in your workplace.