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Case studies

Our case studies describe policy initiatives and examples of good practice in the workplace in relation to preventing and managing MSDs.

Topics include the practical application of prevention measures in various sectors and for different types of jobs; dealing with chronic MSDs; MSD prevention in relation to sedentary work; how to manage MSDs in the context of an increasingly diverse workforce; and the close connection between psychosocial risks and MSDs.

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06/08/2020 2 pages

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06/08/2020 Type: Case studies 2 pages

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27/07/2020 Type: Case studies 3 pages

Job role changes and equipment accommodations for a police officer with multiple chronic MSDs

Working with chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can be painful and challenging. This case study looks at how an experienced police officer suffering from lower back pain and other MSDs has been able to continue to work with the police thanks to a change in role. He moved...

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27/07/2020 Type: Case studies 4 pages

Early intervention and accommodations for upper limb problems — research and data entry work

This case study highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to tackling musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace. A female researcher who suffers from sore wrists and feelings of numbness in her fingers has been able to remain in her job thanks to the support she...

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27/07/2020 Type: Case studies 4 pages

Workplace stretching and other accommodations to enable return to work after a back problem — public administration

This case study presents the successful return to work of a project manager after a year of absence due to piriformis syndrome, which causes pain brought on by prolonged sitting, among other things. Contact and support from her manager and colleagues throughout the worker’s...

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27/07/2020 Type: Case studies 3 pages

Return to reception work after bone fractures due to osteopenia

A receptionist who suffered injuries in an accident as a result of her existing osteoarthritis and osteopenia returned successfully to work after a 6-month absence. This case study looks at how a successful return-to-work plan was agreed and implemented. Simple measures such as...

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