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 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.

Manual Handling

This research looks at another approach that will help to reduce musculoskeletal disorders at work by developing a formal protocol around manual handling.

Seating Modification and Back Pain

Persistent lower back pain can be a problem for people who spend a lot of their work time behind a steering wheel. To address this issue, researchers are developing a new car seat design.