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Identifying the sub-sector can give more relevant controls. Example: "Roofing" in the Construction sector.
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Back, Shoulder, Hand. A specific MSD could be entered here, such as "Tendinitis" or "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome".
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What's New?

We are working to continuously develop the MSD Prevention Guideline. Watch for new content, including more resources and 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.

Workplace Solutions to Back Pain, Shoulder Tendinitis, Tennis Elbow & Other Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD):
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