MSD Prevention

IWH scientists conduct research and reviews on how to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) through ergonomics and other workplace programs. Musculoskeletal disorders refer to injuries of the muscles, ligaments and other soft tissues. They include back, neck, shoulder and wrist pain. MSDs are also known as repetitive strain injuries and cumulative trauma disorders. Research on MSD risk factors helps to show where prevention efforts may be best targeted.