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

20 min
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.
Target Audience
All workers, including managers, supervisors and health and safety committee members and anyone wanting to learn more about musculoskeletal disorders