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Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (MSIP) Week is September 23-29, 2018


September 28th, 2018

Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (MSIP) Week is September 23-29, 2018. Musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) are disorders of the muscles, tendons, nerves and related soft tissues. They include sprains, strains and inflammation that may be caused or aggravated by work. 

Did you know? MSIs account 66% of all lost time injuries in Newfoundland and Labrador over the last five years. This translates into $89 million in annual claims costs.

The goal for MSIP week is to raise awareness of the impact of these injuries and provide practical solutions to prevent them. The theme, ‘How would you handle it?’ focuses on some of the most common causes of MSIs and is designed to get workers thinking about how to properly handle common workplace items and situations. 

MSIs can occur in any occupation. Below are a list of links and resources to help you reduce your risk of MSI-related injury.

Learn more: http://www.workplacenl.ca/prevention/msi_prevention.whscc

Posted on September 28th, 2018