Ergonomic injuries represent the fastest growing category of injuries in the United States today. They are now the leading cause of Workers’ Compensation claims, and even unreported cases are accompanied by pain, loss of function, and the potential for permanent disability.
Carnegie Mellon has a strong pro-active ergonomics program, and hundreds of employees and students have benefited from either attending a training class or having an evaluation of their worksite. If you would like to attend a training class or if you have any suggestions that you think may enhance the program, contact us at 8-8182.
Ergonomic injuries may be referred to as Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI’s), Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD’s), Cumulative Trauma Injuries (CTI’s), or Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD’s). Because OSHA and NIOSH generally use the terminology Musculoskeletal Disorders, EH&S also uses that term in the interest of consistency.