Taking a proactive approach to preventing MSIs
Musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) are reduced when the fit between the worker and their workplace is optimized.
Improving that fit at the earliest opportunity reduces the likelihood of developing risk factors that can lead to MSI.
Whether your workplace is at the early design stage or well established, the key to success in preventing MSI is using a participatory approach. This involves getting commitment from all levels of management, ensuring participation from key departments, and involving workers throughout the risk management process.
Read about one manufacturing company’s successful implementation of a proactive approach to workplace ergonomics.
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