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Preventing and Investigating Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) is a WorkSafe course developed by WorkSafeBC (the Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C). It aims at providing employers and workers with the knowledge and tools to prevent MSI and to conduct investigations into an MSI. This course is suitable for joint health and safety committee members, worker health and safety representatives, supervisors, workers, and health and safety professionals committed to preventing musculoskeletal injuries. The course will also be of interest to members of the general public keen on gaining an understanding of MSI risk factors associated with their work. The course consists of four modules: Ergonomics (MSI) Requirements and the Prevention Process, MSI Risk Identification and Assessment, MSI Risk Control and Early Treatment and Intervention, Investigating Incidents of MSI. Successful completion of the course will enable participants to: - Identify the key components of the Ergonomics (MSI) requirements - Explain the 7-step Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention (MSIP) process - Explain five categories of risk factors associated with MSI - Explain three main types of risk control for the risk factors - Use a checklist to identify and assess risk factors - determine ways to control identified risk factors - Apply early treatment and intervention principles - Investigate incidents of MSI to prevent recurrence

Level of Education: Continuing vocational education and training

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