Step 3: Collect Health and Medical Evidence

Now that you have identified the signs of a potential work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) problem and trained your staff, your next step is to determine the scope and characteristics of the problem by collecting health and medical evidence of WMSDs. It is essential to follow up on workers whose jobs cause undue physical fatigue, stress, or discomfort. If employees report their symptoms early and openly, you can take corrective measures to delay the development of musculoskeletal disorder (MSDs). In a scenario where workers in a certain department report more MSD problems than workers in other departments, it is best to immediately study possible MSD risk factors in that department.

Table 3.1 Assessment Tools

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