Musculoskeletal Disorders

MSDs are the single largest category of workplace injuries and are responsible for almost 30% of all workers. Repetitive movements are especially hazardous when they involve the same joints and muscle groups over and over and when we do the same motion too often, quickly and for too long. Tasks requiring repetitive movements always involve other risk factors for MSD such as fixed body position and force; the worker, in order to perform the task, has to sustain the shoulder and neck in an erect position to exert some force.