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MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario
The MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario is being made available through the partners of the Ontario health and safety system. Its primary purpose is to provide Ontario's employers and workers with information and advice on a recommended generic framework for preventing musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace.
Resource Manual for the MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario
The MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario describes a recommended framework for MSD prevention. This resource manual provides more detailed information and advice on how to implement that framework to prevent MSDs.
MSD Toolbox Part A: Getting Started
Part 3A: MSD Prevention Toolbox - Getting Started is available through the partners of the Ontario health and safety system. The primary purpose of this document is to provide Ontario workplace parties with a set of basic and simple to use tools and worksheets to help them with their MSD prevention efforts.
MSD Toolbox Part B: Beyond the Basics
Part 3B: The primary purpose of this document is to provide Ontario workplace parties with additional information and tools that they can use to enhance their current MSD prevention process and, if required, move beyond a simple MSD risk assessment.
MSD Toolbox Part C: In-Depth Risk Assessment
Part 3C: The primary purpose of this document is to provide Ontario workplace parties with additional information on in-depth MSD risk assessment methods.
Strength Programs at Work Reduce the Risk of Upper Extremity MSDs
Allowing workers to do resistance training on the job is a recommended way for workplaces to help prevent and manage upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). That's one of the key findings coming out of a recent systematic review conducted by an Institute for Work & Health (IWH) team.
Stretching Programs at Work
The following research papers outline the pros- and cons of implementing a stretching program in the workplace.
Morning Warming Up Exercise
The Effectiveness of Worksite Physical Activity
Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Materials Handling
Scientific evidence shows that effective ergonomic interventions can lower the physical demands of Manual Materials Handling work tasks, thereby lowering the incidence and severity of the musculoskeletal injuries they can cause. This booklet, published by NIOSH and OSHA will help you to recognize high-risk MMH work tasks and choose effective options for reducing their physical demands.
Office Ergonomic Guidelines
This document discusses worker health and safety issues relating to work performed using a computer at a workstation. The document contains useful information for workplace parties and may be referred to by inspectors with the Ministry of Labour in performing their duties in enforcing the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Ministry of Labour Guidelines for Office Ergonomics