Workplace Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) injuries are the most common of workplace compensation claims. ISCRR researchers have picked up this issue and are currently broadening conversation on this topic, looking at new ways to prevent, report, and investigate musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace.
Workplace MSD Toolkit
WMSDs are caused not only by physical factors, but also by factors we can't see, like organisational or mental health hazards. These researchers have developed a toolkit to address this.
A Framework for the Reporting of WMSDs
Organisations do not often consider system factors when WMSDs occur in their workplaces - but researchers are hoping to change this by developing a new framework for WMSD incident reporting and investigation.
The Link Between Musculoskeletal and Mental Health
Before they can implement new workplace initiatives based on the link between musculoskeletal and mental health, researchers are hoping to learn more about how workers currently perceive this issue.
This research looks at another approach that will help to reduce musculoskeletal disorders at work: the development of a formal protocol around manual handling.