Thursday, January 26, 2006

McGuinty Government Tackles Ergonomic-Related Injuries In The Workplace

The McGuinty government is increasingawareness about ergonomic-related injuries in the workplace by launching a campaign that will focus on education and inspection, Labour Minister Steve Peters said today.

"Injuries like back pains and joint strains are a major concern in Ontario workplaces - they account for 42 per cent of all lost-time injuries," said Peters, speaking at the University of Waterloo's Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders. "These injuries are
unnecessary and we are committed to preventing them."

Peters said the government and its partners are implementing the recommendations of the Minister of Labour's Ergonomics Advisory Panel, which has representation from business and labour."   continued ...   (Via CNW Group)

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