Workplace MusculoSkeletal Disorders

“Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are injuries or disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are conditions in which:

·             The work environment and performance of work contribute significantly to the condition; and/or

·             The condition is made worse or persists longer due to work conditions”

Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/evaluation/topics/disorders.html

 

“Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) – are musculoskeletal disorders (injuries or disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs) in which the work environment and performance of work contribute significantly to the condition; and/or the condition is made worse or persists longer due to work conditions.”

Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Workplace Health Promotion, Glossary Terms, http://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/glossary/index.html#W4

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