Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC
MSI Prevention

A musculoskeletal injury (MSI) is a leading type of workplace injury in many industries. Examples of MSIs include ankle sprains, muscle strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, employers must identify any factors in the workplace that may put workers at risk for MSIs.

Your MSI prevention program must include:

  • Documented risk identification and assessment
  • Risk control measures
  • Training and supervision of all workers at-risk
  • Consultation with the worker health and safety representative
MSI Prevention Resources and Tools
The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is proud to introduce the MSI Prevention Guide, a source of guidance to an organization in implementing an ergonomics program at their workplace.
A musculoskeletal injury (MSI) is an injury or disorder of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels or related soft tissue, including a sprain, strain, and inflammation, which may be caused or aggravated by work. Well-known MSIs include sprains and strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, trigger finger, white finger diseases, and epicondylitis (tennis elbow).
News & Blog Articles
Ergonomics goes beyond stretching programs or choosing the right chair.  It is an important strategic consideration. In the manufacturing sector, employees are especially vulnerable to developing musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) due to several factors specific to their occupations. Risk factors such...