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Ergonomics - How to Effectively Control MSD Hazards (Office, Skilled Trades, Transportation)

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Program Description

In five years, the construction, transportation, and utility industries in Ontario spent over $185 million dollars in medical costs associated with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Between 2014 and 2018, the average lost-time MSD injury cost over $11,000 and 60 lost days from work (WSIB statistics, 2014-2018).

This course is designed to help the workplace meet compliance with their legal responsibilities for addressing MSDs with respect to either the office, skilled trade, or transportation related environments.

The course is delivered at your facility to allow participants the ability to complete actual MSD risk assessment on tasks performed at their workplace.


Program Content

  • Overview of Musculoskeletal Disorders
    • How they develop, MSD hazards, how they affect the worker and workplace
    • The workplace’s legal responsibilities to address MSDs
    • Elements to incorporate in a health and safety program for successful MSD prevention
  • Applying R.A.C.E to MSD hazards in either the office, skilled trade or transportation environment:
    • Methods to help recognize and report MSD symptoms and hazards
    • Evidence-based tools to help assess MSD risk that are appropriate for the tasks performed in the workplace
    • MSD risk assessment tools to asses risk for a task performed in the workplace
    • Strategies to develop effective MSD hazard controls
    • How to develop a report summarizing the MSD risk assessments findings
    • Guidelines to implement MSD controls effectively
    • How to evaluate the effectiveness on MSD hazard controls implemented.
  • Start up of Ergonomic Change Team (ECT):
    • Establish goal and objectives of the team
    • Determine how the team is going to function
    • Determine next steps.

Who Should Attend?

  • Employers, managers, supervisors, health and safety managers, and Joint Health and Safety Committees
  • Workplaces that are participating in COR™ (can help with conducting risk assessments, developing safe work procedures and practices, investigating MSD-related incidents or concerns, etc.)

Participant Course Evaluation

At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide comments about the training they received.

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
1 Day
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Call to Register

To inquire about possible dates and enrollment for this course, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-263-5024.


Session Details

City: Any
Region: Any

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