How Much Does an Ergonomic Injury Cost?

Ergonomic Injury

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), also known as ergonomic injuries, are very common in American workplaces. The 388,060 cases of WMSDs that occurred in 2012 accounted for 34 percent of all workplace illness and injury reports that year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Musculoskeletal disorders include injuries to nerves, muscles, tendons, cartilage, spinal disks and joints, reports the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and a “work-related” MSD occurs when the work task or environment …

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