Model Worker MSI Symptoms Survey


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Before you use this tool, you may want to read the further analysis presented here.


Employers have a duty to minimize ergonomics-related hazards in the workplace for two reasons. First, injuries caused by poor design, repetitive motion and excessive force or vibration—often called musculoskeletal injuries or MSIs—account for a high percentage of all workplace injuries. Second, the OHS laws in all Canadian jurisdictions—either expressly or implicitly—require employers to protect workers from ergonomics-related hazards.

How to Use This Tool

Give this survey to workers to gather important information on any symptoms of MSIs they may be experiencing and under what circumstances. You can then use this information to identify, assess and correct any ergonomics-related hazards that are or may be causing MSIs.


Fed: Process for Implementing Ergonomics Regulatory Requirements

AB: Explanation Guide to Part 14 of the OHS Code

BC: WorkSafeBC Ergonomics Resource Page

MB: Ergonomics—a Guide to Program Development and Implementation; Guideline for Preventing MSIs; MSI Prevention: Safety and Health Program Supplement

NB: Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Injury

NS: Ergonomics Fact Sheet; FAQs on Ergonomics

ON: Musculoskeletal Disorders/Ergonomics web page

SK: Guidelines on Preventing MSIs