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Date PostedMay 9, 2016

Addressing Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Workplace

In the construction industry, musculoskeletal injuries are common, as are they across all industry sectors.

In fact in Queensland alone, there are more than 40,000 musculoskeletal injury claims with an average cost of $7,059 per claim.

Musculoskeletal injuries include any injury to bones, tendons, muscles, ligaments or soft tissues. The condition can cause muscle sprain and strain, back pain, abdominal hernia, soft tissue injuries, fracture and dislocation, tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Employers should start by minimizing and eliminating hazards that can cause these injuries.

 

WorkCover Queensland released this video highlighting the story of a trade services organisation, CV Services Group and their approach to tackling this hazard.

 

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/04/musculoskeletal-injuries-reduce-risks-improve-safety-outcomes/#.Vy4YZYR97IV

 

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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