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Wilfrid Laurier University Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
December 5, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Ergonomic/MSD Prevention Training

The following training should be provided to employees who are exposed to ergonomic hazards or may be at risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD's).

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Ergonomics/MSD Prevention for Facilities Staff

This session provides useful information for custodial, trades and grounds staff on what an Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) is, what causes MSDs, workplace hazards that contribute to MSDs and how to prevent MSDs.

For further information or to request training, please contact Cindy Schmidt at

Office Ergonomics

This training will introduce the concept of ergonomics and demonstrate how it can be applied to the office environment. It will give useful information on what Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD's) are, their causes, workplace hazards that contribute to MSDs and how to prevent them. It also provides useful information on proper workstation set-up.  Training is available in class and online.

For further information on this training, please contact Cindy Schmidt at

Manual Material Handling

Improper lifting techniques can lead to back pain. It can also cause both acute and serious chronic injury. This session will discuss how you can safely lift, shift and move materials in the workplace. This session is generally offered in conjunction with other general health and safety topics (Housekeeping, Ladder Safety and Slips, Trips & Falls).

For further information or to request a training, please contact Christine Haywood at