Fatality Notice: IHSA has learned of a construction-related fatality in Sudbury involving a construction worker securing a transport trailer load. One workplace fatality is one too many, regardless of the sector, industry, or occupation. Please take a moment to think about those who have died or been injured on the job and re-establish a commitment to the prevention of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

MOL Blitz

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most commonly reported injuries in Ontario. The Ministry of Labour (MOL) continues its focus on musculoskeletal disorders. During February, the ministry will focus on manual material handling (MMH) at workplaces in the construction, health care, industrial, and mining sectors.

The ministry expects employers and workplace parties to identify the presence of MSD hazards and to take reasonable precautions to control the hazard. IHSA, in association with our Labour-Management Network, has produced a series of brochures for various trades that outline the proper controls to put in place when performing certain tasks. MOL inspectors will be using these MSD trade profiles to ensure compliance when visiting firms during the blitz. Click the links below to download the brochure associated with your trade.


MSD Blitz Video


The MOL has produced a video to accompany the MSD blitz focusing on Manual Materials Handling in Construction.


MSD Resources

Prevention strategies involve everyone in your company learning more about ergonomics and how these concepts can be applied to their everyday activities. For more information on how you can reduce MSDs at your place of business, click the links below.

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