Do Stretching Programs Help Prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders?
Research reinforces the importance of a comprehensive program that includes flexibility & strengthening programs in preventing WMSD’s. The implementation of a comprehensive ergonomic program that includes administrative and engineering controls should be completed. The goal of the ergonomic program will identify risk factors that contribute to WMSD’s.
Utilizing administrative controls identified in a ergonomic assessment is a good place to start in making positive changes in preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Administrative controls can be accomplished with minimal budget impact.