Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Awareness

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Awareness

​Course ​Description:

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a potential risk for all sectors and occupations. They can cause discomfort, fatigue, pain, injury, and illness to workers. In fact, work-related musculoskeletal injuries are the most frequent type of lost-time injury and are the largest source of lost-time worker compensation costs in Canada.

This e-course complements the full e-course offering: Musculoskeletal​ Disorders (MSDs): Prevention.

Topics include:

  • What are work-related MSDs
  • The three stages of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Risk factors
  • Common causes
  • Prevention tips

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • Know the main characteristics of work-related MSDs
  • Learn common causes of MSDs
  • Get practical tips about lifting and other manual material work
  • Understand the importance of developing a prevention program
Average time to complete this course is about 20 minutes.

Target Audience:

  • All workers, including managers, supervisors and health and safety committee members
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about musculoskeletal disorders


  • None

Course Details

Format: e-Course
Duration: 20 minutes

Language: French/English

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