Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) represent 43% of all WSIB lost time injuries in Ontario. And in fact, most provincial jurisdictions in Canada report similar findings. Given that MSD hazards exist in workplaces, recognition and control of them must be an integral part of a workplace’s health and safety system. However, all too often, because of the subtle and cumulative nature of these hazards, they do not receive the attention necessary to motivate action.
This free webinar will discuss how Ontario’s health and safety system has engaged its partners to coordinate their efforts to implement an MSD prevention strategy that includes access to prevention resources such as the MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario and sector specific materials, integration into WSIB prevention services and enforcement by the Ministry of Labour.
Although the session will focus on Ontario’s experience at enforcing MSD hazards through its health and safety legislation, anyone with an interest in preventing musculoskeletal hazards in the workplace will gain an understanding of the vast array of MSD prevention resources that are available.
Anne Duffy is the Provincial Ergonomist for the Ontario Ministry of Labour. She has over 25 years of experience dealing with health and safety in the workplace. She is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist. As the MOL’s Provincial Ergonomist, Anne is the senior Ministry expert on ergonomics within the Operations Division of the Ministry. In this capacity, Anne acts as a resource to Ministry staff, communicates with stakeholders and is a partner in ongoing provincial health and safety initiatives.
This webinar was recorded on June 17, 2009.
Length: 1 hour
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