BoK Audio Chapter 16: Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders

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Chapter 16: Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders are the world’s leading contributors to disability, and work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are responsible for more than a third of Australian workers’ compensation claims. This chapter presents information about the nature, causation and management of WMSDs. The aim is to enable generalist OHS professionals
to take a holistic, participative and evidenced-based approach to WMSD prevention. The chapter includes a multifactorial systems model to assist in the assessment of physical and psychosocial WMSD risks and design of risk controls, and a hierarchy of control for WMSD

Keywords: Musculoskeletal disorder, sprain, strain, manual handling, biomechanics, psychosocial

First year of publication: 2012
Current Version : 2021

The written chapter can be viewed and downloaded at is external)

Chapter 16: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders. (n.d.). The OHS Body of Knowledge.

Course Details

Cost: AIHS Members $27.50 | Non Members $49.50
Format: Audio Chapter
CPD Points: 1



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