Category Archives: HSE Blog

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Repetitive strain injury is general terminology used to describe the sensation of pain in muscles, tendons and nerves owing to repeated movements, vibrations or being in continually uncomfortable and awkward postures. It is rather common that these injuries are overlooked or just misunderstood as workers may believe that repetitive movements are merely tedious but cause […]

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Musculoskeletal Disorder – Welding

Welders demonstrate a high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), as indicated by high rates of illness-related absenteeism. Leisure time physical activity (LTPA) could be a preventive strategy. However, little is known about LTPA prevalence and its association with MSDs among welders. The risks Welding presents workers with a number of hazards. The most common are […]

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Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD)

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, or spinal discs. MSDs do not include musculoskeletal injuries that are the direct result of a fall, a struck-by or struck-against event, vehicle collision, violence, etc. Some recognized risk factors for MSDs are: 1) Forceful exertion • Force is the amount of […]

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