Reporting Ergonomic Injuries
As with any injury, it is important that you report your MSD at the first sign of discomfort. Even the slightest pain should be viewed as a warning sign. Failure to get medical intervention can lead to even further discomfort, lost work days, or even permanent disability. Your symptoms may be very innocent, but they may also be warning you of potential ergonomic problems.
Reporting your injury is easy and can be done with minimal effort. The Supervisor’s Injury/Illness Report requires your supervisor to make an evaluation and analysis of your accident, but it has the advantage of getting your complaint on written record. This provides financial protection for you should there be a need for medical treatment or worker’s compensation.