WHAT IS A WMSD?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published guidelines earlier this year outlining what a work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) is and its effect on an employee's health.physical capacity of the human body.WMSDs cost employers an estimated $15 billion to $20 billion in workers' compensation costs in 1995 and $45 billion to $60 billion more in indirect costs, according to the

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published guidelines earlier this year outlining what a work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) is and its effect on an employee's health.

physical capacity of the human body.

WMSDs cost employers an estimated $15 billion to $20 billion in workers' compensation costs in 1995 and $45 billion to $60 billion more in indirect costs, according to the OSHA.

These WMSDs account for 34% of lost-workday injuries.

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