A recent study shows that most companies attribute the high incidence of MSDs to:
Reduction of other types of injuries. As a result of programs focused on reducing and eliminating mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards, MSDs are emerging as a priority issue.
Increased work demand on individual employees. This is typically attributed to workforce downsizing, production rate changes, cost constraints, and "doing more with less."
Aging workforce. Some companies attribute their MSDs to the capabilities, conditioning, and condition of both older and younger workers.
Would you agree?