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Musculoskeletal Disorders Training

Description

It is a major focus area for the Ministry of Labour and the WSIB?

Over 40% of all WSIB claims are the result of Repetitive Strain Injuries or sudden Overexertion injuries. The WSIB estimates that a typical Workers Compensation claim costs the company over $25,000.00.In a 7 year period MSD injuries resulted in 41% of all lost-time claims and 49% of all lost-time days. And the costs to your business are not just financial.

Musculoskeletal Disorders are Defined as Injuries and Disorders of Muscles, Ligaments, Tendons, Nerves, Cartilage and Bones.

Other terms used to describe MSD injuries include:

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMI)
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD)
  • Occupational Overuse Syndrome (OOS)
  • Soft Tissue disorders
  • Sprains and Strains

Common names used to describe these injuries include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,
  • Tendonitis,
  • Tenosynovitis, and
  • Bursitis.

Who’s at risk? All employees who perform work involving physical demands including:

  • the use of muscular force
  • heavy or repeated lifting, carrying or twisting (e.g. manual material handling work and assembly line workers)
  • repetitive actions (e.g. office, production and construction workers)
  • awkward postures
  • What Can an Employer Do To Prevent These Types of Injuries?
  • Make the commitment to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders.
  • Provide training to all employees so that they will be able to recognize MSD symptoms before it is too late.
  • Develop an MSD Policy and Prevention Program.

What Can an Employer Do To Prevent These Types of Injuries?

Make the commitment to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders.
Provide training to all employees so that they will be able to recognize MSD symptoms before it is too late.

Develop an MSD Policy and Prevention Program

Duration: 4 hours

Style

In class training.

Instructors

Our Team consists of an Ergonomic Specialist and a Kinesiologist.

Topics Discussed

  • What are Musculoskeletal Disorders (MDS).
  • Financial costs to the company and the personal costs to the injured worker
  • How the Law applies to the workplace
  • Recognize and assess MSD injuries, their symptoms and warning signs
  • Identify the activities in a worker’s job that could result in MSD injuries
  • Identify hazardous physical demands and their causes
  • Development of an MSD Prevention Program to control or eliminate MSD injuries
  • Next Steps

Recommended Attendance

Everyone can be affected by the physical demands of their work. Managers, supervisors, workers (production and office staff) and the Joint Health and Safety Committee members should attend.

Documentation

A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of this course and a Record of Training will be sent to the appropriate administrative personnel.