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This smartphone application (app) delivers a basic ergonomic assessment by stepping the user through a series of diagrams and questions to pinpoint musculoskeletal pain, identify possible sources, and discover practical solutions. The results are presented on a body map, with recommendations to address work-related MSD hazards that could be contributing to their discomfort.

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PainPoint – Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) at Work*

Product Description

Take steps to prevent and address musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) right from your smartphone. PainPoint is a free, easy-to-use app that delivers a very basic ergonomic assessment to help you identify pain, possible sources, and practical solutions.

The app guides you through a series of questions about your level of body discomfort, its frequency, and exposures in your workplace. The results are then scored and depicted in a body map diagram, with recommendations to address the MSD hazards that could be contributing to your discomfort.

While a professional ergonomic assessment is considered the most effective way to address work-related discomfort, this app is a good first step to help you recognize the signs of MSDs and take preventative action.

This app is the result of a collaboration between the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and CCOHS.