Overexertion and musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) involve strains and sprains of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints or nerves. Sprains and strains account for 50% of all lost-time injuries in Ontario. An ergonomic approach reduces the risk of these injuries by matching the demands of the job to the abilities of the employee through proper design of workstations, tools, environment, work schedules, policies, and procedures.
In an effort to reduce MSD-type injuries, PSHSA offers a variety of ergonomic services, including:
- Ergonomic Assessments – Identify ergonomics risk factors, determine the level of risk present in a job and provide suggestions to minimize the risk of injury
- Physical Demands Analysis (PDA’s) – An in-depth description of the physical demands and environmental conditions associated with job performance
For a complete list of products and services, and to learn more about PSHSA Specialized Services, contact the PSHSA consultant in your area.