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Toolbox Meeting Guides by Topic - Overexertion (Musculoskeletal Injuries)

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Drywall Work: Overhead reaching can increase risk of MSI
Abstract: Overhead reaching for an extended time increases the risk of injury to the neck, back, and shoulders.
Year: 2011
Alert #: TG 11-06


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Flooring: Contact stress can increase risk of MSI
Abstract: The pressure created by contact stress can bruise muscles and soft tissue. It can also restrict blood flow and damage nerves.
Year: 2011
Alert #: TG 11-07


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Masonry Work: Bending over at the waist can increase risk of MSI
Abstract: Awkward postures such as bending over at the waist are common risk factors for musculoskeletal injury (MSI).
Year: 2011
Alert #: TG 11-08


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Concrete Reinforcing: Bending over at the waist poses MSI risk
Abstract: Awkward postures such as bending over at the waist are common risk factors for musculoskeletal injury (MSI).
Toolbox meeting guide #: TG 07-01


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Concrete Reinforcing: Contact stress to hands can increase risk of MSI
Abstract: Rod workers perform tasks that place large forces on small areas of the body. Some tasks involving contact stress include using pliers and side cutters, and shaking out rods.
Toolbox meeting guide #: TG 07-02


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Concrete Reinforcing: Contact stress to shoulders poses MSI risk
Abstract: Rod workers perform tasks that apply large forces to small areas of the body. Contact stress can increase the risk of MSI.
Toolbox meeting guide #: TG 07-03


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Concrete Reinforcing: Overexertion can increase risk of MSI
Abstract: Rod workers perform many strenuous tasks. Some of these tasks include lifting, packing, tying, and shaking out rods. Performing physically demanding tasks all day can increase the risk of MSI.
Toolbox meeting guide #: Tg 07-04


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Concrete Reinforcing: Overhead reaching can increase risk of MSI
Abstract: Overhead reaching can lead to injuries to the neck, shoulders, and back. These injuries are commonly caused by overextension of the muscle groups.
Toolbox meeting guide #: TG 07-05


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Concrete Reinforcing: Awkward postures, repetitive tasks involving wrists boost MSI risk
Abstract: Tying rebar requires the wrist to bend and twist in an awkward manner. Working in awkward postures can increase the risk of MSI.
Toolbox meeting guide #: TG 07-06


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Electrical Work: Overexertion can increase risk of MSI
Abstract: Describes some options to help reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury (MSI) from performing physically demanding tasks.
Toolbox meeting guide #: TG 07-21


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Electrical Work: Contact stress poses MSI risk
Abstract: Describes some common tasks that apply contact stress to hands and knees.
Toolbox meeting guide #: TG 07-25


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Electrical Work: Bending over at the waist poses MSI risk
Abstract: Describes some options to avoid bending over at the waist for long periods of time.
Toolbox meeting guide #: TG 07-24


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Electrical Work: Overhead reaching can increase risk of MSI
Abstract: Describes some options to avoid overextending the muscle groups in the neck, shoulders and back.
Toolbox meeting guide #: TG 07-23


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Electrical Work: Heavy tool belts pose MSI risk
Abstract: Describes some alternatives to carrying tools in a tool belt all day.
Toolbox meeting guide #: TG 07-22


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Safe bending, lifting, and carrying
Abstract: Describes how to bend, lift, and carry items safely.
Toolbox meeting guide #: TG 07-52


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