Musculoskeletal disorders and muscular injuries (MSD) account for around half of all workplace injuries in Australia. And since 2001, average workers’ compensation claim costs for these injuries have doubled, including an average of six weeks lost time per claim.
Figures such as these emphasise the need for employers to understand the risk factors for MSD, but many Ai Group members have told us they don’t know where to start.
In this live and interactive online event, two of Ai Group’s leading experts in Work Health & Safety will provide a comprehensive introduction to MSD and how to manage the risk in your workplace:
- What are musculoskeletal disorders?
- How do they happen?
- What are the risk factors for developing an MSD?
- Why are Australian workplaces failing to reduce the incidence of MSD?
- What are the key elements of an MSD risk management strategy?
This will be an essential event for any business confronting manual handling and body stressing risks in its workplace.
Annette Alexander, Senior Advisor, Safety & Workers Compensation Services, Ai Group
Trinette Jaeschke, National Manager – Safety & Workers’ Compensation Services, Ai Group