NSC Partners with Nonprofit to Help Reduce Workplace Injuries with Technology
NSC and Safetytech Accelerator will work to help reduce the number of musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs.
- By Alex Saurman
- Aug 04, 2022
A new partnership will work to help reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace.
According to a press release, the National Safety Council (NSC) MSD Solutions Lab has teamed up with Safetytech Accelerator, a nonprofit, to focus on MSD prevention through “design[ing], build[ing] and run[ing] an open innovation lab to help facilitate the development of next generation MSD prevention technology and create safer workplaces.”
Findings will be shared at the 2022 NSC Safety Congress and Expo from September 19-21 in San Diego.
MSDs occur when a person performs repetitive motions or overexerts parts of the body. These injuries affect thousands of workers every year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, 272,780 cases of MSD caused people to miss work in the private sector.
In June 2022, National Safety Month, NSC and other organizations pledged to reduce MSD injuries by 25 percent by 2025. Employers can still sign up for the MSD pledge.
To learn more about MSDs, visit our resources or podcast.
Alex Saurman is a former Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety,who has since joined OH&S’s client services team. She continues to work closely with OH&S’s editorial team and contributes to the magazine.