Musculoskeletal Disorders

Painful disorders of muscles, tendons, and nerves that develop over time from tasks that repeatedly cause stress and injury to tissues.

Common causes

Watch for symptoms

What workplaces can do

Hazards are best eliminated at the source. Focus on eliminating repetitive patterns of work through job design changes:

If elimination of repetitive patterns of work is not possible, focus on:

Be aware of the causes and develop a prevention program. Educate and train workers, encourage early reporting of symptoms, and identify and control job-related risk factors.