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Workplace Muskuloskeletal Disorders (WMSDs/RSI)

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  Forum Survey Results  
  Final  
  Workplace Muskuloskeletal Disorders (WMSDs/RSI)
Recommendations Rated “Most Important” by Canadians
 
     
  1.   Get commitment of upper management to recognize and prevent WMSDs.  
  2.   Develop a strong ergonomic program which is implemented and regularly assessed (e.g. monitoring by Health and Safety Committee).  
  3.   Employers should work closely with manufacturers when purchasing equipment to ensure that it meets the needs of all workers within the organization either by being adjustable to the worker or by eliinating an ergonomic hazard through design.  
  4.   Workplace Action: 1) Workers should take action to identify general WMSD hazards (resulting in aches & pains) in their workplaces and report to the supervisors without fear of reprisal or discrimination. 2) Supervisors to assess and recognize H&S and ergonomic hazards and 3) Management to develop H&S programs that reacts to the concerns of workers and/or supervisors.  
  5.   Awareness & education, including early reporting & recognition of the risk.  
  6.   Improve the workplace culture (workers can be afraid to report injuries). Reduce the attitude of "us versus them".  
  7.   Develop an occupational WMSD database which includes injury causes and preventative measures.  
  8.   Improve training of medical community so they recognize WMSDs.  
  9.   Get the commitment of all parties. Have all stakeholders working together.  
  10.   Develop and implement provincial and federal laws on ergonomics.  
  11.   Improve prevention efforts such as encourage health & wellness in the workplace.  
  12.   National body to recognize occupational injuries similar to USA, NIOSH; UK-HSE.  
  13.   Advocacy & Education: knowledge transfer and awareness of WMSDs through development of educational curriculum (career training path), through increased research and the development of a national clearinghouse to transfer knowledge.  
  14.   Increased research on injury causation and identifying leading indicators.  
  15.   Ergonomic legislation that is for all of Canada – Legislation on recording and reporting at the workplace with enforcement – Education at all levels form grade school to college and university training at all workplaces – Information clearing house organization with all parties involved.  
  16.   Enforcement of ergonomic laws and regulations by government bodies (regulators in each jurisdiction).  
  17.   Improve the collaborative efforts from all stakeholders (workplace, gov’t, healthcare providers, employees) such as this tripartite Forum.  
  18.   Connect prevention & compensation staff to improve understanding of risk factors.  
  19.   Increase access to training at all levels of the organization.  
  20.   Develop partnerships to improve recognition and prevention efforts.  
  21.   Provide increased training to ensure awareness of rights and responsibilities.  
  22.   National body such as CCOHS – which can provide input of management, labour, government and medical community.  
  23.   Support Association of Canadian Ergonomists & other professional associations.  
  24.   WSIB Act – change to make number one mandate back to workers and their compensation.  
     
 

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