MSD 101MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERSAND HOW TO PREVENT THEM www.ergo-plus.com
Ergonomics Plus Definition of MSD Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs are injuries and disorders that affect the human body’s movement or musculoskeletal system (i.e. muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, blood vessels, etc.) www.ergo-plus.com
MSDs are the result of multiple risk factorsNot everyone with an MSD has ergonomic exposures at work, and noteveryone exposed at work develops an MSD. Contributing factorsoccur both at work and at home. www.ergo-plus.com
FORMATION OF MSD PEAK HEALTH AVERAGE FATIGUE DISCOMFORT PAIN LOST TIME INJURYLOSS OF FUNCTION TIME RESULT: In this case, fatigue and discomfort eventually led to a musculoskeletal disorder – a lost time injury, OSHA recordable, doctor visit & possibly surgery or prescribed medication. www.ergo-plus.com
Early intervention strategies seek to preventMSD’s from occurring by providing employeesthe tools they need to address signs of fatigueand discomfort.These injury prevention tools include: • preventive warm-up exercises • proper lifting techniques • proper body mechanics • identification of ergonomic improvement opportunities • preventive counteractive stretching exercises • proper resting/sleeping posture • strengthening exercises to maintain muscle and joint balance • fatigue recovery and sleep • proper hydration, proper nutrition • adopting good health habits • personal fitness and wellness www.ergo-plus.com
PREVENTION OF MSD PEAK HEALTH AVERAGE FATIGUE EARLY INTERVENTION DISCOMFORT PAINLOSS OF FUNCTION TIME RESULT: In this case, as the worker began to experience fatigue & discomfort they employed the tools provided to them by their injury prevention specialist to prevent the MSD from occurring. www.ergo-plus.com
With the right tools in place, the company andeach employee can come together as partners toaddress MSD risk factors. www.ergo-plus.com
ELIMINATION OF MSD PEAK HEALTH AVERAGE FATIGUE DISCOMFORT PAINLOSS OF FUNCTION TIME RESULT: When the components of an effective injury prevention program are properly executed, maximum productivity & performance are achieved. www.ergo-plus.com
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