W327 - Musculoskeletal Hazards and Controls: ICI - Pipe Trades

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), such as chronic back pain or shoulder problems, often take time to develop. Forceful exertion, awkward positions, hand-arm and whole-body vibration, contact stress, and repetitive tasks can add up over time to produce an MSD.

This guide can help pipe trade workers (plumbers and steamfitters) in the ICI sector identify musculoskeletal hazards in their job and learn how to control them. 10 pages. Mar 2016.

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