To collect, review and share with all ergonomists and OSH in the world, methods, “best” practices and “best experiences” for risk assessment and management of WMSDs, including aspects related to job/task design and to workplace/work tools design.
Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Risk Assessment Tools
The document available for download below describes 16 risk assessment tools for quantifying workplace biomechanical and psychosocial factors that may be predictive of MSDs. The MSD Technical Committee lists tools that have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals with data on reliability and predictive value. The tools are presented in categories (general, upper extremity, material handling, and psychosocial). The MSD TC welcomes suggestions for changes to this list and additional references. Send them to email@example.com
IEA-WHO Toolkit for managing the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
Spreadsheet of links to more than 100 guidance documents with interventions for reducing musculoskeletal disorder risk factors, improving manufacturing performance, and enhancing product quality (.xls file), and a description of the spreadsheet (.doc file).
2015 Annual Report Musculoskeletal Disorders
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