Supervisors and Employers

Supervisors and Employers

​​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:

  1. Poor ergonomics, such as repetitive or demanding work in awkward body positions, and

  2. Non-ergonomic, such as slips, trips and falls.

Did you kn​​ow?

  • 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.

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