Musculoskeletal disorders affect the muscles, nerves, joints, tendons and ligaments. Depending on the cause, they can develop immediately, or accrue over time. Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries are not only painful, but often completely preventable.
When you train and supervise your employees, you’re taking responsibility for training them in the best ways to perform their duties. Without a better understanding of ergonomics, you could be setting them up for injury, fatigue and loss of productivity. This is crucial for employees who work long hours and hard physical jobs, but can be just as beneficial for office workers or those in light duty work, too.