Approximately 4,300 musculoskeletal injuries occur each year in Manitoba workplaces and contribute to the highest costs of workplace injuries. MSIs can be divided into two categories:
Poor ergonomics, such as repetitive or demanding work in awkward body positions, and
Non-ergonomic, such as slips, trips and falls.
Did you know?
Backs continue to be the most frequently injured body part, followed by shoulders and necks.
Supervisors are at the forefront of helping reduce MSIs by identifying risks and educating themselves and workers on ways to minimize injuries.
There are strong business cases to show how engineering controls put in place to reduce MSIs are often cost-effective and will improve productivity.