Medical Management also includes the process of communicating with HCPs. Medical Management does not include establishing specific medical treatments for WMSDs. Medical treatment protocols and procedures are established by the health care professions.

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries and disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage and spinal disks. Examples of MSDs include:

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No cost to employee’s means that training, medical Management and other requirements of this standard are provided to Employee(s) free of charge and while they are "on the clock."

Periodically means that a process or activity, such as records review or training, is performed on a regular basis which is appropriate for the conditions in the workplace. Periodically: also means that the process or activity is conducted as needed -such as when significant changes are made in your workplace.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is interim control devices worn or used while working to protect Employee(s) from exposure to WMSD hazards. In this standard, PPE includes items such as gloves and knee pads.

Physical work activities are the physical demands, exertions or functions of the task or job.

Problem job is any job in which you must set up a full ergonomics program, including job hazard analysis. The following are problem jobs in this standard:

(1)
A manufacturing or manual handling job where a known hazard exists or a WMSD is reported; AND
(2)
Any other job in your workplace where a WMSD is reported; AND
(3)
A similar job in which Employee(s) are exposed to the same WMSD hazard as Employee(s) in a problem job.

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