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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Other resources developed by the former Occupational Health & Safety Council of Ontario (OHSCO), also provide valuable guidance and information to workplaces seeking to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). They cover related issues such as:
Early symptoms and warning signs
Examples of MSDs
Risk factors at work
Ergonomic design principles
Sample policy and procedures.