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This course is designed to provide the basic information needed to recognize and report musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) signs, symptoms, and risk factors. It addresses the key components of an ergonomics program and provides information to assist both employees and employers in minimizing the risk of developing work-related MSDs. This course applies to employees and employers in office and administrative settings. Learner objectives are to define terms related to the study of ergonomics; recognize signs and symptoms of injury to the muscles and skeleton and the importance of early reporting; identify risk factors for injury to the muscles and skeleton; specify controls and work practices to reduce or eliminate risk factors for injury to the muscles and skeleton; and specify how to report MSD signs, symptoms, and how employers are required to address them. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by New Level Safety Limited, a professional services company specializing in corporate health and safety management. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.
All persons who have work activities in office settings, use computer workstations, or participate in activities involving light lifting, repetitive motions, or other procedures that may be related to MSDs; employers who may be responsible for implementing ergonomics programs