Ergonomics / MSI

This WorkSafeBC manual will help you understand your back. It will show you how to take care of yourself when you experience episodes of back pain. The illustrations, and clarification to the exercises provided will help explain how your back works, provide tips to avoid injury, and show you how to take care of your […]

This WorkSafeBC ergonomics commentary explains what a back belt is and how back belts cannot be used as personal protective equipment. The commentary advises users that back belts may not prevent injuries at work and may, in some cases, increase the risk of injuries. To read the full document on WorkSafeBC’s website, and to print, […]

This WorkSafeBC guide contains basic information on how to identify and solve problems with computer workstations and is intended primarily as a self-help guide for workers. The guide includes recommendations for layout and lighting, good posture, and organization of the work day and space to reduce the likelihood of injury. It also provides a checklist […]

Musicians (including vocalists) are prone to MSI that is caused or aggravated by practice, rehearsal, or performance. Playing a musical instrument may be second only to computer use in terms of population exposure to MSI. Some studies have shown that approximately half of professional musicians and music students experience significant MSI symptoms. A Musculoskeletal injury […]

An educational guide to preventing Musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) for office workers. Presented in a comic book style, the goal of this resource is to help workers recognize and prevent the symptoms of MSI. Pain is Optional for Office Workers  



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