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January 21st, 2019

Web Resource: MSD Prevention Guide for Ontario

Same great content, but more accessible than ever, Ontario’s MSD Prevention Guideline is now available online. Brought to you by the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD), this robust tool not only defines what an MSD is, but highlights the types, hazards, and prevention methods.

Stocked full of resources to manage workplace ergonomics, the guide aligns with Humantech’s approach to reduce work-related MSDs through training and education, MSD risk assessments, and implementing engineering solutions. In addition, the important elements of physical and psychosocial factors (perceptions of the work environment and individual characteristics), are also discussed.

Once you have a good grasp on what an MSD is, learn how to implement a sustainable ergonomics process using their multi-step approach. Whether a global enterprise or a local operation, the guide provides the “right” framework and the steps to get there. How to get management support, comply with legal requirements, write an MSD prevention policy, and increase employee engagement processes are just a few examples of what you’ll learn.

Stakeholders might agree the content is worth the read. Navigate to the “Stakeholders” tab for an easy-to-understand summary of the roles and responsibilities of each ergonomics team member, from the manager and worker, to the health and safety professional and beyond. Resources, case studies, and tips are provided for each specific role, too.

Lastly, consider using their Tool Picker to pinpoint ISO standards or assessment tools to identify and quantify MSD risk.  While the tool offerings may not be an exhaustive list, it’s a great starting point to reducing MSD risk factors.

Enough said by me. Go check it out.