Tag: musculoskeletal disorders

NSC: Large Companies Better at Managing MSD Risks

Larger organizations—ones that have more than 1,000 employees—are generally more effective at mitigating musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk, according to a new report compiled by the National Safety Council (NSC). On January 10, the NSC announced the release of its first “MSD Solutions Index Pledge Community Report,” surveying 52 organizations that joined the NSC’s MSD Pledge. The […]

Safety Council Releases New Ergonomics Research

According to research findings from the National Safety Council (NSC), investments in technology to reduce workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can improve both worker well-being and an organization’s bottom line, the NSC announced October 4. However, employers may not have the access and knowledge they need to effectively assess and implement risk-reducing technologies, according to the […]

NSC Awarding Grants for Ergonomics Research

On March 22, the National Safety Council (NSC) announced it is awarding $285,000 in grants to research promising safety solutions to reduce the instances of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) through two newly launched grant programs: the Research to Solutions (R2S) grant and MSD Solutions Pilot Grant 1.0. The grant programs are part of the NSC’s […]

Safety Council Holds Small Business Ergonomics Summit

In recognition of National Ergonomics Month, the National Safety Council’s (NSC) MSD Solutions Lab held its first-ever MSD Pledge: Small Business Summit to help employers of all sizes prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). The MSD Solutions Lab is supported by corporate contributions from Amazon.com Inc. The MSD Solutions Lab’s initiatives include an employer MSD Pledge and […]

NSC White Paper: No ‘Silver Bullet’ For MSDs

While there are promising, well-established interventions to prevent workplace musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), “there is no silver bullet to mitigate this workplace concern,” according to a new white paper from the National Safety Council’s (NSC) MSD Solutions Lab. Additional research is needed to identify measures that actually reduce MSD risks. The NSC called on employers to […]