Starting conversations about musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
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‘Conversation starters for workplace discussions about musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)’ is a great new resource. It can be used to facilitate group discussions in the workplace or during training. The tool contains guidance for managers and employees on communicating about MSDs.
The conversation starters cover different scenarios, including tackling MSDs in a range of different jobs; telling an employer about a diagnosis of a musculoskeletal disease; speaking to a worker who may be suffering from back pain and tackling MSDs in a workplace where tasks are highly differentiated by gender.
Good communication between workers and managers about MSDs is essential to preventing and managing them properly. This practical resource makes clear the benefits of having honest and constructive conversations as soon as a problem arises.