Small business owners and managers wear many hats and need to do everything, from payroll to sales. Back pain and other MSD are the biggest cause of pain and disability at work in Ontario and world-wide. The Quick Start Guide is a simple way to improve your workplace. It will improve the safety and health of your workers because work shouldn't hurt.
Health and Safety of workers is a key part of your business. But many workplaces struggle with preventing and dealing with low back pain and other MSD. This Guideline has been written to fit into common health and safety programs and provide step-by-step instructions on what needs to be done and how to do it. Resources have been created to help you problem solve and improve your workplace.
You may already use a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) approach to managing Health and Safety and your business generally. Some workplaces struggle with preventing and dealing low back pain and other MSD. This Guideline is based on Standards that fit into a PDCA management system instead of having MSD prevention separate from other prevention activities. Resources have been created to help you improve your MSD prevention activities.