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2010 Health Care Program MSD Heightened Enforcement Campaign

September 20, 2010

Ontario hospitals have a consistently high number of MSD claims.

As part of its Safe at Work strategy, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) has announced a Musculoskeletal (MSD) Heightened Enforcement Campaign for the health care sector.

Between September 15 and November 15, 2010 ONA members can expect MOL inspectors to visit their workplaces to address violations of health and safety law relating to MSDs. The inspectors’ visits will focus on enforcing the law with respect to:

  • Engagement of the Joint Health and Safety Committee with respect to MSDs;
  • Patient lifting, transferring and repositioning;
  • Use of carts (medication carts, housekeeping, dietary, maintenance, etc.); and
  • Laboratory workstations.

Learn More

Musculoskeletal Disorders / Pains and Strains | Ministry of Labour

Document Download Memo: 2010 Health Care Program Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Heightened Enforcement Campaign - August 16, 2010 | Ministry of Labour
Document Download Poster: Prevent workplace pains and strains | Ministry of Labour
Téléchargement du document Affiche: Prévenir les douleurs et blessures reliées au travail | Ministère du Travail
Document Download Presentation: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Blitz - Sept. 15 to Nov. 15, 2010 | Ministry of Labour

 

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