May 11: Results of MSD Blitz Released


The MOL released the results of its Feb. 2012 inspection blitz focused on hazards involving manual materials handling that can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Highlights:

  • MOL inspectors conducted 2,041 visits to 1,718 workplaces and issued 4,869 orders, including 303 stop work orders.
  • The most common ergonomics–related orders were for violations involving training, materials handling, access to and egress from a work area and maintaining equipment.