ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Updates & Extensions to Manual Materials Handling Assessment Tools


Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the leading cause of non-fatal occupational injuries in the workplace, with upper-extremity and low back injuries being the most common and costing approximately $30,000 and $50,000 per incident, respectively. In the United States, MSDs cost $849 billion, which amounts to 7.7% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In North America they account for 30 to 50 percent of all occupational injuries.

Research suggests that forceful exertions from manual materials handling tasks (e.g., lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, and throwing) are a leading cause of workplace MSDs. Several MSD risk assessment tools have been developed to quantify and help reduce the level of risk associated with forceful exertions during manual materials handling. These include the Revised National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Lifting Equation, the Snook & Ciriello Psychophysical Tables for Manual Materials Handling Assessment, and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation/The Ohio State University (BWC/OSU) Biomechanical Push/Pull Guidelines.

During this presentation, updates to these MSD risk assessment tools will be provided, and the reliability and validity of these tools to prevent MSDs will be discussed.


How to Earn CEUs:
1. Watch the entire recording (let the video end itself)
2. Email [email protected]
3. Type in the Subject Line: CEU Conf – Request Cert Manual Materials

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Updates & Extensions to Manual Materials Handling Assessment Tools


Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the leading cause of non-fatal occupational injuries in the workplace, with upper-extremity and low back injuries being the most common and costing approximately $30,000 and $50,000 per incident, respectively. In the United States, MSDs cost $849 billion, which amounts to 7.7% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In North America they account for 30 to 50 percent of all occupational injuries.

Research suggests that forceful exertions from manual materials handling tasks (e.g., lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, and throwing) are a leading cause of workplace MSDs. Several MSD risk assessment tools have been developed to quantify and help reduce the level of risk associated with forceful exertions during manual materials handling. These include the Revised National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Lifting Equation, the Snook & Ciriello Psychophysical Tables for Manual Materials Handling Assessment, and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation/The Ohio State University (BWC/OSU) Biomechanical Push/Pull Guidelines.

During this presentation, updates to these MSD risk assessment tools will be provided, and the reliability and validity of these tools to prevent MSDs will be discussed.


How to Earn CEUs:
1. Watch the entire recording (let the video end itself)
2. Email [email protected]
3. Type in the Subject Line: CEU Conf – Request Cert Manual Materials


Sign up today!