May 2021

Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs): What they are and the benefits of preventing them

MSIs account for about 30 percent of all workplace injury claims and are often associated with long recovery times. Working to prevent them can reduce injuries, improve productivity, and create a safer work environment.

Taking a proactive approach to preventing MSIs

A proactive approach to reducing MSIs in the workplace that helps improve the fit between the worker and their workplace is key to successfully preventing MSIs.

Getting started preventing MSIs

Utilizing a strategy that identifies and controls risks in the workplace is the most effective way to start actively preventing MSIs.

Upcoming events and webinars

Check out these events and webinars on important topics on human factors and ergonomics.

WorkSafeBC Webinar

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) Prevention

Wednesday, May 26, 2 to 3:00 pm

An introduction to MSI prevention for joint health & safety committee members, employers, and workers.

Register here

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For resources, please visit our Ergonomics page: If you have questions about ergonomics, human factors or need help managing the risk opf MSI in your workplace, please contact us at


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