Five Approaches to Managing MSDs: What Really Works

Ergonomics Done Right®

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are soft tissue injuries that account for up to 75% of recordable injuries in the workplace. Controlling and reducing these injuries is a priority for most occupational safety professionals and engineers. Their control has also become a business opportunity for many “experts” offering solutions through a wide range of approaches including behavioral safety, body mechanics, stretching, job matching, etc. We are regularly asked about what works and what doesn’t.

In this e-book, we compare the five most common approaches used to manage MSDs summarizing the practice and research for each to help you decide what is best for your organization.

Some organizations choose one approach, while others choose a combination of several. Carefully weigh the pros and cons of each before establishing your MSD management strategy.

Winnie Ip, CPE
Vice President

This e-book discusses common approaches used to manage MSDs at work including:

  • Injury management
  • Job matching
  • Stretching
  • Behavior-based programs
  • Ergonomics