Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) - Awareness (E-learning)

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Delivery Method: 

This course is delivered as an online e-learning course, designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your convenience. You will need a computer (desktop or laptop) and access to the internet.  
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a potential risk for all sectors and occupations. They can cause discomfort, fatigue, pain, injury, and illness to workers. In fact, work-related musculoskeletal injuries are the most frequent type of lost-time injury and are the largest source of lost-time worker compensation costs in Canada.

Topics include:

  • What are work-related MSDs
  • The three stages of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Risk factors
  • Common causes
  • Prevention tips

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • Know the main characteristics of work-related MSDs
  • Learn common causes of MSDs
  • Get practical tips about lifting and other manual material work
  • Understand the importance of developing a prevention program
  • Average time to complete this course is about 20 minutes.
Intended Audience: 
All workers, including managers, supervisors and health and safety committee members and anyone wanting to learn more about musculoskeletal disorders


20 min
Material(s) included with this course: 
Equipment needed: 
A computer (desktop or laptop) with access to the Internet.