Did you know that musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of injury in the workplace? In 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that musculoskeletal disorders account for 31% of all workers' injury cases. Musculoskeletal disorders, or MSDs, are injuries or disorders of the muscles, joints, nerves, cartilage, and spine.
In mid-November, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its rules related to slip, trip and fall safety of Walking-Working Surfaces. OSHA says it hopes to prevent 29 deaths and nearly 6,000 injuries nationwide every year under the new guidelines.