Entitled, “Making the Case for MSD Prevention”, the Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) offers a series of fact sheets to help workplace reps effectively build support for MSD prevention. An Economics of Ergonomics fact sheet provides evidence-based support for ergonomic interventions. Three workplace-specific case studies document successful MSD prevention efforts and demonstrate the importance of worker involvement, researching and assessing hazards, making effective recommendations and pressing for solutions.
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Several other resources developed by the Centre for Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) and providing valuable guidance and information to workplaces seeking to prevent MDSs are available at www.msdprevention.com. These resources are built upon those developed by the former Occupational Health & Safety Council of Ontario (OHSCO) (See below.) and cover related issues such as:
- Early symptoms and warning signs
- Examples of MSDs
- Risk factors at work
- Ergonomic design principles
- Assessments tools
- Sample policy and procedures.