Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention

May 2016
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2016-127
Cover page for publication 2016-127

What are our priorities?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Musculoskeletal Disorders Prevention Program works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSDs are soft-tissue injuries caused by sudden or sustained exposure to repetitive motion, force, vibration, and awkward positions.

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