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Occupational Health and Safety/Ergonomics

PAR-Q Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire 
For most people physical activity should not pose any problem or hazard. PAR-Q has been designed to identify the small number of adults for whom physical activity might be inappropriate or those who should have medical advice concerning the type of activity most suitable for them. Common sense is your best guide in answering these few questions. Please read them carefully and check the yes or no opposite the question if it applies to you.

Yoga at your desk  Follow the Yoga @ Your Desk video (available in either French or English) during your coffee break or at lunch for a relaxing and healthy change of pace in the middle of your busy day.

The Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention Guidelines for Ontario
The Occupational Health and Safety Council for Ontario’s (OHSCO) MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario and the Resource Manual for the MSD Prevention Guideline are now available. There are two parts: Part 1 and Part 2. The guideline and resource manual are the first documents to be released from OHSCO’s MSD Prevention Series.

WSIB Ontario - Preventing workplace violence: Bill 168  Everyone in the workplace must be committed to, and involved in creating, a workplace violence prevention program: employers, workers, the joint health and safety committee, and unions.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety – Ergonomics Information  Ergonomic hazards refer to workplace conditions that pose the risk of injury to the musculoskeletal system of the worker. Examples of musculoskeletal injuries include tennis elbow (an inflammation of a tendon in the elbow) and carpal tunnel syndrome (a condition affecting the hand and wrist). Ergonomic hazards include repetitive and forceful movements, vibration, temperature extremes, and awkward postures that arise from improper work methods and improperly designed workstations, tools, and equipment.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety - Office Ergonomics
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