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MSI/RSI Prevention and Injury Prevention

MSI/RSI Prevention and Injury Prevention

Northern Lights College is committed to a healthy work environment and the promotion of safe work procedures.

At Northern Lights College we require the co-operation of all students, instructors, contractors and staff to maintain this healthy safe environment.

At Northern Lights College we ask that everyone adhere to the following rules during physical activities:

  1. Use correct posture and lifting technique when moving objects. If an object is heavy or awkward obtain help for a team lift or mechanical assistance. DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY UNSAFE LIFTS!
  2. Classroom exercises or demonstrations that require a lift off the ground of a heavy load without mechanical aid are discouraged.
  3. All students, instructors, contractors and staff should be aware of publications available at Northern Lights College on behalf of WorkSafeBC. We have numerous copies of prevention publications and of course will be willing to print publications for the web for students to read. All students are permitted to use the computer labs and numerous workstations to access WorkSafeBC.com and any resources present on the web site.
  4. Correct workstation ergonomics must be implemented. Each campus may request the assistance of the HR Dept. for information regarding workstation or task related ergonomics.
  5. Any injuries occurring in the classroom should be reported to the instructor and/or nearest first aid attendant.
  6. Any job related injuries should be reported to the worker’s immediate supervisor and/or nearest first aid attendant.

Some useful links: 
WorksafeBC has gathered a vast amount of information for MSI/RSI Prevention. This material can be found by following this link WorkSafeBC Ergonomics Information.

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has also compiled a large amount of information and links to other resources. The start page for OHS Ergonomics can be found here.

-- Created June 2007 | Revised June 2008 | Review Date June 2009 -----

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