Ensuring workplace safety is an asset, not a liability

Prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)


MSDs account for 40% of all lost-time claims in Ontario workplaces. What are you doing to control hazards that could lead to MSDs in your workplace?

The MSD prevention series 

MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario, Part 1 (766k, pdf) provides a recommended framework for MSD prevention that can be used in any industry.

Resource Manual for the MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario, Part 2 (1.4mb, pdf) shows how to implement the process described in the Guideline, and how to recognize, assess and control MSD hazards.

Part 3, MSD Prevention Toolbox provides easy to use tools and worksheets to help you identify hazards that can cause MSDs and build solutions to eliminate and control them:  

Contact the Worker Health and Safety Centre or the Health and Safety Association for your industry with your questions about the Series and for information on MSD prevention training and services.

Prevent MSD information sheets

These information sheets promote the roles workplace parties have in the prevention of MSD:

Other MSD resources