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Programs to prevent work musculoskeletal disorders

| Jan 4, 2016 | Workplace Injuries

A work-related musculoskeletal disorder can keep a person away from his or her job for an extended period of time. Furthermore, this can cause a lot of pain and discomfort.

While some companies are behind the times, others have come to realize the seriousness of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. For this reason, they have implemented programs to help employees avoid this type of trouble.

One of the best ways to prevent this common condition is to implement a lifestyle health promotion program. For example, weight management and fitness programs can reduce the incidence of many types of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, such as back and neck pain.

It is also important for companies to provide training to workers and management regarding work related musculoskeletal disorders, including the risks. An instructional training program can go a long way in helping everybody understand this problem, how to prevent it and how to pinpoint it.

Finally, self management education is always a big deal. This means that workers focus on self-care behavior, such as working out, to help prevent trouble before it sets in.

Every year, workers in a variety of industries suffer work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Some of these people are able to deal with and work through the pain, while others have to take time away in order to treat their condition.

If you are concerned about work-related musculoskeletal disorders, it is a good idea to learn as much as you can about this condition, including how to avoid trouble and what to do if you require treatment.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) Prevention,” accessed Jan. 04, 2016

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