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Manual task training doesn't prevent injuries

Workers' compensation, Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
Hazardous manual task training forms an important part of an employer's risk identification and control processes, but can't be relied on to tackle the scourge of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, in part because it doesn't address the multiple causes of these injuries, and the techniques taught are often ignored or impractical, according to the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia.




Risk-assessment rethink needed for high MSD rate

Workplace safety, Jurisdiction, Topic/practice, Issue/challenge/risk, Research and reports
The increasing focus on risk reduction measures in work safety laws and practices over the last 20 years has failed to reduce the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, with digitalisation and automation increasing mental stress and muscle tension, and forcing some workers into "machine-paced roles", a major research review has found.






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