Ergonomic Related Workplace Injuries*

Administrative work increasingly involves extended use of computers. As a result, managers and supervisors are becoming aware of possible injuries from incorrect computer-workstation interface.

Such injuries are collectively referred to as a Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorder (WMSD). Other nomenclature that may be used synonymously for WMSD are:

WMSD occurs from repeated physical movements doing damage to tendons, nerves, muscles, and other soft body tissues resulting from the typical tasks they perform. Some specific ailments include:

Each is potentially serious and each of these ailments can happen even more quickly as a result of typing technique and body positions that place unnecessary stress on the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, and neck.

*It is important to note that the information provided in this training module is not a substitute for consultation and advice through a health professional.