Workplace Solutions to Back Pain, Shoulder Tendinitis, Tennis Elbow & Other Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD):
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Plan your risk assessment, choose checklists and tools with our Tool Picker and review controls for MSD hazards.


MSD Risk Assessment

Plan your risk assessment, choose checklists and assessment methods with our Tool Picker and implement controls for MSD hazards.

MSD Risk Assessment includes a series of steps that includes Hazard Identification and Elimination and Risk Assessment and Control. The Risk Assessment component of the 10 Step MSD prevention process has been separated out for clarity. 

The MSD Risk Assessment section of the Guideline has parts:


MSD prevention site factsheet

What's New?

Welcome to the BETA site for the new MSD Prevention Guideline. We are working hard to develop it further. Look out for videos of MSD Hazards, sections on MSD Controls and for case studies.


MSD prevention site factsheet

Introduction Factsheet

Download the factsheet introducing the new MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario.


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Success Stories

Read success stories and case studies about preventing MSD. These stories may apply to your workplace and help you make the right decision. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

There are lots of myths about preventing MSD at work. With good information and actions, MSD can be prevented


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DISCLAIMER: CRE-MSD receives funding through a grant provided by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.