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August 1, 2021

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This set of posters and postcards can be printed and shared to raise awareness about the musculoskeletal disorders, their symptoms, their impact on individual workers and organizations, and steps ...


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June 24, 2021

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This guideline can be used by meat operators to help identify associated risks/hazards in meat facilities and to show when process controls need to be in place to manage food safety and animal ...


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September 1, 2019

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Musculoskeletal injuries, or MSIs, are referred to by a variety of different names. They include repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), repetitive motion injuries, cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs), ...


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September 1, 2019

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Deals with the lifting and handling of loads. The purpose of performing a workplace hazard assessment is to identify specific workplace hazards related to materials handling injuries and to then ...


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September 1, 2019

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Musculoskeletal injuries, or MSIs, are referred to by a variety of different names. They include repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), repetitive motion injuries, cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs), ...


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February 1, 2017

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The purpose of this fact sheet is to improve the understanding of why slips, trips and falls happen and to encourage the use of properly designed workspaces and work methods to reduce them.


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February 1, 2017

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The causes of back pain can be complex and difficult to diagnose. Surgery to relieve back pain should only be used as the last resort. This fact sheet presents seven common myths about back pain.


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February 1, 2017

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This fact sheet presents the right "correct" techniques for lifting objects and the characteristics of proper lifting.


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February 1, 2017

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This bulletin is intended to assist employers meet the requirements of the audiometric testing component of a noise management program as required in Part 16 of the Occupational Health and Safety ...


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February 1, 2017

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Variables such as age, health, strength and the size and shape of the object mean it’s not possible to give an exact weight. A better guide is for employers to do mandatory hazard assessments and ...


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February 1, 2017

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This bulletin includes a review of the causes of back injury and four principles to follow when lifting items.


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August 1, 2015

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Provides information about the health effects of radon exposure, where a worker can be exposed to radon at workplace, how to test for radon, and how can exposure be controlled.


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July 1, 2014

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This publication describes the health risks associated with working in extreme heat and cold situations, and suggests reasonable solutions for workplaces. It is intended primarily for people who ...


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May 1, 2011

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This volume is a companion document to the No Unsafe Lift Workbook, where the features of safe patient handling are described. Patient handling is the predominant physical hazard in the healthcare ...


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September 1, 2010

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Splints and supports are frequently used by workers suffering from a musculoskeletal injury (MSI), often caused by overuse of the wrist. Many splints are advertised as being useful for preventing ...


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September 1, 2010

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Recent research findings into the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome show just how mysterious the human body can be. This ailment affects up to 10 percent of the population, with women affected more ...


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September 1, 2010

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Wrist rests for computer keyboards and mice have become commonplace accessories. Like most tools, they have the potential to help or harm you, depending on whether you use them as intended. This ...


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September 1, 2010

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Too high? Too low? Just right? Workers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. And the tasks they perform can vary from light precision work to assembling heavy and awkward equipment. Is one ...