Benjamin Franklin once said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and this adage also holds true for workplace injuries. Ensuring that there is a proper work procedure for preventing injuries not only save money but lives as well.
Consistently among all workplaces, ergonomic hazards such as Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are a threat. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that one-third of workplace injuries are MSD related.
Before we can begin preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders, it is important to know and understand what they are. MSDs are disorders, as the name suggests, that affect blood vessels, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Some ergonomic hazards that can cause this disorder are:
These types of actions can lead to:
There are many small steps that can be taken in a workplace to make it safer.