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Date PostedApril 24, 2018

Manage Hazards Associated with Musculoskeletal Injuries

Australian workers are all too familiar with musculoskeletal injuries especially those in the construction industry.

Worksafe Inspectors will be focusing on musculoskeletal injuries, visiting sites to ensure hazards and risks associated with Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) are managed.

MSDs are commonly associated with manual handling jobs including lifting heavy or awkward loads, as well as slips and trips while moving around the site.

WorkSafe Victoria says 6200 injury claims were made by construction workers for MSDs over the past 5 years.

Soft tissue injuries can be long term and debilitating. In some cases they can mean the end of a career in construction, WorkSafe warned, whether the injury is to the back, shoulder, wrist, ankle etc.

Many of these injuries are preventable prompting WorkSafe to embark on this campaign. They are urging employers in construction to re-evaluate the effectiveness of their injury prevention strategies.

See more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/03/manage-hazards-risks-associated-musculoskeletal-injuries-urges-worksafe/#.WsJQNZclE1k

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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