Reduce the Risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace: Take the MSD Pledge

Create a new and safe work environment by taking the MSD pledge.



The MSD solution lab is a National Safety Council program powered by Amazon. By joining the global movement, pledged companies have the opportunity to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders - which is the most common workplace injury worldwide. Musculoskeletal disorders impact the body's movement functionality, with a common example being Carpal Tunnel.


There is a colossal presence of MSDs in the workforce. According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 1.7 billion people suffering MSDs across the globe. And the repercussions aren't free... These injuries are costing companies billions of dollars.


The MSD Pledge's objective is to reduce occupational MSD injuries by 25% by 2025.


Unite alongside other proactive employers by establishing a safer workplace. The MSD pledge creates a mutually beneficial relationship between employer and employee. The employee indulges in both a better psychological and physical work environment; and in turn, the employer will view a decrease in worker compensation, disability, and absenteeism.


The Pledge

Reduce risks by analyzing the causes of MSD injuries and strategizing solutions. You are pledging to identify risks and actively avoid them. This strategy is designed to pay dividends as a decrease in risk translates to a decrease in injury.


Innovate and collaborate by sharing the optimal practices to reduce the risk of MSD via the MSD Solutions Index. The index is a collection of data consisting of risk reduction strategies, which aids in producing a safer workplace.

Build an organizational culture that values safety by ensuring accountability and transparency. Foster a responsible atmosphere where accurate reporting, integrity, and security are held nothing short of a top priority.


Commit to a significant reduction of MSD injuries by utilizing analysis, improved training, and proper investment. These simple strategies are believed to generate safer outcomes for millions of workers everywhere.


The MSD Pledge is free and open to all employers willing to take part in reducing MSDs.


More benefits...

In addition to the collaborative Musculoskeletal Disorders Solutions Index, employers will be able to connect and discuss the best-discovered practices to combat MSDs. For example, it was found that the leading causes of MSDs can be specified as three main causes:

  1. High task repetition (typically combined with)

  2. Force

  3. Posture

And pledged employers would proceed in discourse to limit these experiences alongside more health efficient methods of work.


Furthermore, employers also are granted access to free safety events, training, and coaching from the NSC’s team of ergonomics experts.


Key Takeaways

  • The MSD Pledge is a worldwide movement consisting of employers, regardless of industry, creating a safe workplace aiming to reduce the risk of MSDs

  • The pledge will ultimately reduce both physical and fiscal risk for the employer and employee

  • Join beside other committed employers and share valuable information

  • Get free access to events, utilities, training, and coaching from experts


Be a part of the solution.