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The following links list tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses in the health care industry. These resources may not meet all the requirements for health and safety in British Columbia. Please check the Workers Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and related materials for specific WorkSafeBC requirements.
More prevention resources for ergonomics are available on the WorkSafeBC Ergonomics web site.
This toolkit for diagnostic medical sonographers provides known solutions to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury. Topics include identification of high risk procedures, changes to equipment and supports, work techniques, and work scheduling and organization. This project was jointly funded by WorkSafeBC and the Health Sciences Association of B.C.
Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Bulletins provide information on typical MSI issues faced by workers in the following occupations. The information is provided as a guideline only; employers must still complete an MSI risk assessment to accurately determine the risk in their workplace.