Zeroing in on risky business: Hazard assessment and musculoskeletal disorders

Gabrielle Lis

We take a look at the non physical work factors that contribute to musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders account for a very high percentage of workplace injury and disease costs. On average, they’re the single biggest such cost to employers in this country. And the evidence is in: we know what factors contribute to musculoskeletal disorders, but are these the factors Australian organisations focus on when managing risk? Unfortunately not. When it comes to managing risk for musculoskeletal disorders, Australian...

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Published 19 April, 2009 | Updated 05 May, 2015