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MSD Solutions Lab Year in Review

The MSD Solutions Lab is committed to making workplace MSD risks and injuries a problem of the past. As we wrap up 2022, there are many impactful initiatives, resources and more that the MSD Solutions Lab has achieved.

Pledge Launch

Born out of this groundbreaking program to solve the most common workplace injury, the MSD Pledge aims to inspire a global movement across all industries to create safer workplaces and healthier communities. 

Learn more about this industry-first call-to-action, and join more than 140 of the world’s leading organizations in reducing MSD risk and subsequent injuries by 25% by 2025.

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Number of Pledgees

● 141 as of Dec. 13

Top Five Industries Represented

● Manufacturing
● Professional, scientific, technical services
● Transportation, warehousing
● Construction
● Health care, social assistance

Number of Employees Impacted

● 2,671,145 as of Dec. 13


New York Times

Published on July 28, the full-page print ad prominently featured more than 60 of the pledge’s founding members and invited employers worldwide to join this journey to tackle MSDs.

Congress and Safety Innovation Challenge

The MSD Solutions Lab proudly hosted the inaugural Safety Innovation Challenge during this year’s NSC Safety Congress and Expo in San Diego. Building on the lab’s pillars of global collaboration and innovative thinking, the event convened top technology firms from around the globe to showcase next generation safety solutions to reduce MSDs.

Top Five Resources

Check out 15 resources created in 2022 to help advance your organization’s unique safety journey. Highlights include:

Small Business Guide
Creating a Culture of Safety Guide
Equitable Solutions for MSDs
Building Your MSD Solutions Program
Policies and Procedures Checklist

New MSD Research

Recognizing MSD prevention is not a one-size-fits-all approach, the MSD Solutions Lab published Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review of Current Interventions and Future Research Directions, the first of several research papers to help employers uncover effective interventions to reduce these injuries on the job.

What's Coming: The Future of EHS 

In January, the MSD Solutions Lab will be at The Future of EHS 2023, alongside the Campbell Institute, SAFER and Work to Zero, and will host a general session, technical concurrent sessions and a workshop. MSD Solutions Lab, in partnership with Work to Zero, also will host the Safety Technology Pavilion, an immersive, curated experience with exciting and impactful tech solutions in both MSD risk and fatality prevention. Registration is open, and we look forward to seeing you.

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