Canadian Occupational Safety Feature: MSDs a Concern for Safety Professionals

Canadian Occupational Safety Feature: MSDs a Concern for Safety Professionals

R&D Ergo was recently featured in Occupational Safety Magazine talking about Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and an aging workforce.

https://digital.thesafetymag.com/i/1366555-may-june-2021/43?

The article is filled with actionable insights for safety professionals or employers looking to take a proactive approach to tackling this issue and making things easier and more efficient for their workforce.

Including:

  • The number one cause of lost time from work and how to solve it.
  • The current trends according to Stats Canada regarding the demographics of your workforce and where that trend is headed (Hint: it isn’t getting younger).
  • How much MSDs cost employers every year according to the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis. Where to start when it comes to looking at ergonomic solutions.
  • How one employer was able to solve the problem of needing six people to move a 2,200 kilo transfer cart and how they were able to reduce that to just one person with an easy ergonomic fix.
  • How to start using larger rolls in printing and packaging safely to reduce downtime.
  • What solutions are best for reducing repetitive strain injuries.
  • And much more.

If you’re currently looking at ergonomic solutions for your facility, reach out to your local R&D ergonomic specialist for a consultation.