Ergonomic Services

Reduce strains and sprains by identifying ergonomic risk factors and introducing controls to minimize injuries.

Overexertion and musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) involve strains and sprains of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints or nerves. Sprains and strains account for 50% of all lost-time injuries in Ontario. An ergonomic approach reduces the risk of these injuries by matching the demands of the job to the abilities of the employee through proper design of workstations, tools, environment, work schedules, policies and procedures. Employers are legally required to take every possible precaution to protect workers from hazards including MSD injuries. The MSD prevention guideline, announced in February 2007 outlines employers’ obligations. As well the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and regulations relate to MSD prevention and ergonomics.


PSHSA offers a wide range of ergonomic services designed to meet your workplace health and safety needs. We provide tailored ergonomic assessments and consulting services for individuals, employers, and insurers across Ontario.


Ergonomic Assessments


Identify ergonomics risk factors, determine the level of risk present in a job and provide suggestions to minimize the risk of injury.


Physical Demands Analysis (PDA’s)


An in-depth description of the physical demands and environmental conditions associated with job performance.


Cognitive Demands Analysis (CDA’s)


A comprehensive, objective analysis of the cognitive, emotional, sensory and psychological demands of a job and the skills required to perform the essential, and non-essential demands of a job.

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