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Musculoskeletal disorders education programs

Speak up about musculoskeletal disorders

In the NSW mining industry, musculoskeletal disorders are a serious health concern, accounting for over 40% of workers compensation claims. Participative ergonomics is a proven approach to preventing musculoskeletal disorders.

The key to the success of participative ergonomics is the use of workers as task experts. Workers are given the knowledge and tools to identify hazardous manual tasks. Workers, together with supervisors and managers then develop solutions to reduce the hazards.

Education program

With assistance from a suitable professional such as an ergonomist, physiotherapist or occupational therapist you can use the resources below to run a program in your workplace.