A toolkit approach to managing the risks of musculoskeletal disorders

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Dr. Jodi Oakman
Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors, La Trobe University, Australia

One key aspect of the research program at the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors is the development and evaluation of a "toolkit" for managing the risks of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders (MSDs). In this plenary, program coordinator Dr. Jodi Oakman presents this toolkit, a survey-based tool for assessing risk from both manual handling and psychosocial hazards. She also shares findings about the MSD hazard profiles across three industry sectorsmanufacturing, warehousing and health-careand discusses implications for workplace management of MSD risks.

A toolkit approach to managing the risks of musculoskeletal disorders, Mar 10, 2015