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Ergonomics: strategies to reduce MSD hazards and improve workplace performance

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
Canada
Languages
English
Provider
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

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Description

Description: 

This info sheet gives different strategies to reduce MSD hazards and improve workplace performance. It contains of three main principles:

  • Ten ways to keep MSDs at bay
  • Information on how gender can effect MSDs
  • Low-tech, low-cost ergonomics solutions especially for small businesses. 

 

Ergonomics: strategies to reduce MSD hazards and improve workplace performance

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Static postures - sitting
Manual handling of loads
Forceful movements
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention
Worker diversity
Date of Publication / Year : 
2019