Tag: Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Series (1-4)

MSI Pillar 4: Work Habits

Pillar #4 – Work Habits The fourth and final pillar is work habits. “First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.” – Dr. Rob Gilbert. When you look back, how did your habits form you in the past? Take a second to score yourself using the

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MSI Pillar 3: Posture – Rate Yourself

Good posture is a good habit that contributes to the well-being of the individual…Conversely, bad posture is a bad habit.” “The ideal alignment of the body may not be attainable in every respect, but it is the standard toward which efforts to attain it are directed” – Kendall, McCreary and Provance, 1993.

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MSI Pillar 1: Early Intervention

In business, we do performance reviews, business reviews, project reviews. They help us identify strengths and weaknesses and help us understand what we need to do to improve. Take minute to do a 4 Pillar Ergonomic Review. Each pillar is a founding principle of Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) Prevention. Score yourself and try to figure out

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MSI Pillar 2: Right Tools for the Job

The second pillar of protecting yourself is looking around to make sure that you have the right tools to do your job safely and to make sure your tools are fit to you. Without the right tools, it can be impossible to put yourself in a position to work without adding unnecessary stress to the body.

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