The good news is, they are preventable.
Manitoba legislation states that “when an employer is aware, or ought reasonably to have been aware, or has been advised, that a work activity creates as risk of musculoskeletal injury, the employer must
(a) ensure that the risk is assessed; and
(b) on the basis of the assessment, implement control measures to eliminate or reduce, so far as is reasonably practicable, the risk of musculoskeletal injury to the worker.”
In addition to a number of MSI prevention resources available through organizations like SAFE Work Manitoba, SSM’s Certified Health Ergonomics Safety Specialist (CHESS) designation program provides students with the most up-to-date knowledge to ensure a skilled and certified outcome.