MSD Prevention Program

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves that may develop in workers from ergonomic risk factors such as repetitive, forceful or awkward movements.

Statistics from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) indicate that in Ontario, 42% of all lost time injuries and 42% of all lost time costs were the result of MSDs.

This program's goal is to increase ergonomic awareness through educating our Western community on better and healthier work techniques. By identifying risks with regular workplace inspections and worker feedback, the hope is to decrease MSDs, their risk factors and eliminate ergonomic related injury costs while increasing worker performance and satisfaction.

The MSD Prevention Program provides the information and tools for reducing the risk of MSDs within the workplace. The MSD Prevention Program includes:

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Employee Well-being consultant for your department/faculty.

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