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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) prevention manual [publication] /

by Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hamilton : CCOHS, 2011Description: VI, 116 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780660199948; 0660199947.SAPHIR theme(s): Maladies - Pathologies | Santé et travailMeSH subject(s): Musculoskeletal Diseases | Human Engineering | Task Performance and Analysis | Musculoskeletal Diseases -- prevention & control | GuidelinePUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: In Canada, musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) account for the most lost time injuries, the highest lost-time claim costs, and the most lost time work days of any type of injury. Worker’s compensation board figures from various jurisdictions indicate that MSDs account for 25% to 60% of total annual compensation claims. MSDs are often painful and disabling. They can interfere with all kinds of tasks at work, at home, and in recreation. Even in early stages, recovery from MSDs often requires months or even years of treatment. In severe cases, there may be permanent disability. This manual is a resource for employers and workers to help identify, eliminate, and control the sources of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) in their workplaces. This manual focuses on how manual material handling tasks contribute to MSDs. It provides techniques to help eliminate injuries, and provides guidelines for the development of a MSD program for your workplace. The purpose of this manual is to: Help you identify and understand the risk factors causing musculoskeletal disorders for manual material handling tasks and, Provide guidance and tools for developing a MSD prevention program. [Ed.]
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In Canada, musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) account for the most lost time injuries, the highest lost-time claim costs, and the most lost time work days of any type of injury. Worker’s compensation board figures from various jurisdictions indicate that MSDs account for 25% to 60% of total annual compensation claims. MSDs are often painful and disabling. They can interfere with all kinds of tasks at work, at home, and in recreation. Even in early stages, recovery from MSDs often requires months or even years of treatment. In severe cases, there may be permanent disability. This manual is a resource for employers and workers to help identify, eliminate, and control the sources of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) in their workplaces. This manual focuses on how manual material handling tasks contribute to MSDs. It provides techniques to help eliminate injuries, and provides guidelines for the development of a MSD program for your workplace. The purpose of this manual is to: Help you identify and understand the risk factors causing musculoskeletal disorders for manual material handling tasks and, Provide guidance and tools for developing a MSD prevention program. [Ed.]