Global Ergonomics Month 2019

Celebrated in October each year, Global Ergonomics Month is an international outreach campaign promoting human-centred design through the science, application and profession of ergonomics or human factors.


In 2019 the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MoL) focused on Manual Materials Handling (MMH) as part of their Healthy workers in Healthy Workplaces initiative and conducted worksite inspections looking specifically at MMH tasks across all sectors.

Full details of the initiative can be found on the MoL website of by following the links below:

Construction     •    Health care      •   Industrial     •   Mining

Ergonomic Tools and Calculators

OHCOW has a number of free ergonomic tools and calculators to assist your workplace in preparing / updating your current practices prior to your inspection visit.

Contact your local OHCOW Clinic to speak to an Ergonomist for more specific help.

You can also visit for the most up-to-date information and tools to support workplaces of all sizes.
It includes a simple Quick Start Guide to start doing something about manual material handling today.

Previous Years

Use the following links to access resources from previous years events: