Bad backs. Sprained knees. Twisted ankles. Torn cartilages. Strained wrists. Carpal tunnel. Hernias. Tendonitis.
Collectively known as ‘musculoskeletal disorders’, these are all examples of the injuries that you can’t see – there’s no wound or broken bone. They affect our muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves, and are the most common type of injury. In fact, half of the injured workers in Victoria have an unseen injury.
The main causes of these injuries are physical work (often referred to as manual handling) and slips, trips and falls.
The information provided in the library is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs or circumstances into consideration. You should look at your own personal situation and requirements before deciding if it is appropriate to you. We recommend you also refer to your safety consultant.