The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published guidelines earlier this year outlining what a work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WMSD) is and its effect on an employee's health. physical capacity of the human body. WMSDs cost employers an estimated $15 billion to $20 billion in workers' compensation costs in 1995 and $45 billion to $60 billion more in indirect costs, according to the OSHA. These WMSDs account for 34% of lost-workday injuries. Specific risk factors ...

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