In September and October, MOL inspectors will visit long-term care homes, health and community care services, retirement homes and other healthcare workplaces for hazards that can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The blitz will focus on:
- Client handling, including lifting, transferring and repositioning
- Manual materials handling, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling and carrying of objects
- Use and maintenance of carts in housekeeping and other support service areas.