Take steps to prevent and address musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) right from your smartphone. PainPoint is a free, easy-to-use app that delivers a very basic ergonomic assessment to help you identify pain, possible sources, and practical solutions.
The app guides you through a series of questions about your level of body discomfort, its frequency, and exposures in your workplace. The results are then scored and depicted in a body map diagram, with recommendations to address the MSD hazards that could be contributing to your discomfort.
While a professional ergonomic assessment is considered the most effective way to address work-related discomfort, this app is a good first step to help you recognize the signs of MSDs and take preventative action.
This app is the result of a collaboration between the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and CCOHS.