Western Australian framework and strategy for the prevention and management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders
The Western Australian strategy and framework for the prevention and management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders are intended as useful resources for stakeholders who can influence improvements in this field, including government, consumer advocacy groups and other non-government organisations, professional bodies, service providers, industry bodies, business leaders, employer and employee advocacy groups, health and compensation insurers, researchers, employers and workers.
Work related musculoskeletal disorders contribute to 60 per cent of lost-time injuries, which is a cost and burden on industry and workers. The framework was developed using review of literature, data and stakeholder engagement workshops and is intended to serve as a broad road-map for preventing and managing work related musculoskeletal disorders in WA.
This initiative supports the national target to reduce the incidence rate of claims for musculoskeletal disorders that result in one or more weeks off work by at least 30% between 2012 and 2022.
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