MSD challenges

33% of all workplace injuries are due to Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Average MSD cost could be easily above $ 25,000 per injury. 

MSDs are common

MSDs are soft-tissue injuries caused by sudden or sustained exposure to repetitive motion, force, vibration, and awkward positions.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Tendinitis

  • Rotator cuff injuries

  • Epicondylitis

  • Trigger finger

  • Muscle strains

  • Low back injuries

  • Many more ...

MSDs are costly

An MSD injury cost has multiple components

  • Lost production

  • Medical costs 

  • Insurance administration costs

  • Indirect costs

OSHA (An agency of the United States Department of Labor) estimated total cost of $22,546 per MSD in 1999.

MSD prevention should be improved

The current Ergonomics assessment techniques to evaluate the risk is not optimal

  • Manual assessment

  • Subjective process

  • Consulting cost is large

  • Small amount of data collection

  • Difficult to correlate injuries with risk

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