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Ergonomics is the process of designing and fitting the job, tools, equipment, environment, tasks, work spaces, jobs and products to match the mental and physical capabilities of the worker at the micro level, and to the work organization at the macro level (Institute of Work and Health 2003). About two-thirds of all workplace musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) in Manitoba are related to poor ergonomics. The following are resources and information related to ergonomics and preventing MSIs.
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Manitoba's Workplace Safety and Health Act and associated regulations are in place to protect the safety and health of workers in Manitoba. Click on each regulation part to be taken to the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulation to learn more about how it applies to our listed safety topic. You can click on the bookmarks icon to reveal a table of contents that will take you directly to each Part within the document.
SAFE Work Manitoba is the public agency dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness.
Working with our partners in the safety community, we provide prevention education, safety programming, consulting and strategic direction to create a genuine culture of safety for all Manitobans.