Global Ergonomics Month 2019
October is Global Ergonomics Month which is a month-long initiative held annually to raise awareness of ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) hazards in workplaces.
This year the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MoL) is focussing on Manual Materials Handling (MMH) as part of their Healthy workers in Healthy Workplaces initiative and will be conducting worksite inspections looking specifically at MMH tasks across all sectors.
OHCOW has developed a number of free tools to assist your workplace in preparing/updating your current practices prior to your inspection visit https://www.ohcow.on.ca/ergotools/.
Contact your local Clinic to speak to an Ergonomist for more specific help.
Full details of in initiative can be found on the MoL website of by following the links below:
Visit https://www.msdprevention.com/ for the most up-to-date information and tools to support workplaces of all sizes, including a simple Quick Start Guide to start doing something about manual material handling today.