Ergonomics

Best practices and other information for prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. 

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Addressing workplace MSDs - How do I support workers who report a musculoskeletal disorder

PIS015
This bulletin provides information to employers on steps to take if a worker reports an MSD.

PUBLISHED: August 2021

Addressing workplace MSDs - What to do if you experience musculoskeletal disorder

PIS016
This bulletin provides information to workers about steps to take when experiencing symptoms of an MSD.

PUBLISHED: August 2021

Anti-Fatigue Matting

ERG005
Describes how anti-fatigue matting works and factors to consider when purchasing.

PUBLISHED: August 2010

Backs and bums: applying basic ergonomics - eLearning

EL002
***This resource is current to November 2010. For information on the latest OHS requirements, visit OHS website.***

Presents basic ergonomic concepts plus issues related to sitting and standing workstations, and lifting and handling loads.

Determining the Size of an Access Opening

ERG037
Considerations when determining the size of an access opening.

PUBLISHED: October 2007

Ergonomics in the workplace: Identifying and controlling manual handling hazards

ERG043
An overview on manual handling hazards and suggestions on how to address them.

PUBLISHED: June 2021

Ergonomics in the workplace: Identifying and controlling MSI hazards

ERG045
Discusses musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs), what they are, how to identify them, and suggested controls.

PUBLISHED: June 2021

Ergonomics in the workplace: MSI prevention training

ERG044
Ergonomics training requirements for MSI hazard control.

PUBLISHED: June 2021

Good Product Design: Avoiding the Average

ERG030
How designers design for the average person, which doesn't always work.

PUBLISHED: May 2003

How much can I lift?

ERG013
Discusses the hazards of manual lifting, health effects and suggested controls.

PUBLISHED: February 2017

Let’s Back Up a Bit: Some Truths About Back Belts

PH003
Addresses health and safety concerns and refutes claims about the use of back belts.

PUBLISHED: August 2010

MSD video 2: Importance to prevent workplace musculoskeletal disorders

PIV002
This video tutorial describes why it is important to prevent workplace MSDs.

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PUBLISHED: August 2021

MSD video 3: Overview on the ways that work can contribute to musculoskeletal disorders

PIV003
This video tutorial gives an overview on the ways that work can contribute to MSDs.

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PUBLISHED: August 2021

MSD video 4: Hazard assessment and control in preventing or controlling workplace musculoskeletal disorders

PIV004
This video tutorial describes the role of hazard assessment and control in preventing or controlling workplace MSDs.

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PUBLISHED: August 2021

MSD video 5: Ergonomic controls for musculoskeletal disorder prevention

PIV005
This video tutorial describes how to implement ergonomic controls for MSD prevention.

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PUBLISHED: August 2021