Musculoskeletal Health Council

Meetings and News

Ergonomic Interventions
The NORA Musculoskeletal Cross-Sector Council identified over 100 guidance documents with “interventions” or solutions to reduce musculoskeletal disorder risk factors, improve manufacturing performance, and enhance product quality. A spreadsheet external iconof these commonly used and valid ergonomic interventions, solutions, and guidelines is available at no cost on the International Ergonomics Association Musculoskeletal Disorders Technical Committee website.

Cross-Sector Description

The NORA Musculoskeletal Health Cross-Sector focuses on preventing musculoskeletal disorders, which are soft-tissue injuries caused by sudden or sustained exposure to repetitive motion, force, vibration, or awkward positions. Musculoskeletal disorders are ubiquitous in all industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these workplace injuries comprise over 1/3 of all lost-time workplace injuries in 2015. Occupations with particularly high rates of musculoskeletal injuries include laborers and freight, stock and material movers; nursing assistants and registered nurses; truck and delivery service drivers; and maintenance and repair workers.

Information is available about the NIOSH Musculoskeletal Health Program, which facilitates the work of the Council

Page last reviewed: May 23, 2022