Friday, October 07, 2005

Report Recommends Ways To Protect Workers From Injuries

Government trying to get a handle on musculoskeletal injuries ...

"The Ontario government is reviewing a report by the Ergonomics Advisory Panel to find ways to protect workers from musculoskeletal injuries, Labour Minister Steve Peters said today.

"I thank the panel members for their expert advice on this important topic," said Peters. "We are now reviewing their report to help us implement strategies to protect workers from the effects of ergonomics-related injuries."

According to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, there were 41,670 musculoskeletal injuries resulting in lost time at work in 2003. This represents over 40 per cent of all lost-time injuries in Ontario workplaces. These injuries can develop as a result of the cumulative effects of repetitive, stressful or awkward movements that wear down bones, joints, ligaments and other soft tissues."   continued ...   (Via CNW Group)

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