Development of the proposed MSD Prevention Guideline features 4 phases which are to span a total of 2 years.

Project Timeline

The 4 stages include:

  1. Evaluation and Needs
    1. Evaluate the current MSD Prevention Guidelines and Toolkit
    2. Determine Ontario’s workplace best practices and synthesize “best practices” (from literature and workplaces)
    3. Document Ontario workplaces’ needs for MSD Prevention  
    4. Summarize findings and reporting
  2. Develop the Guideline content and draft materials
    1. Prototype materials/documents created for user trials
    2. Formal assessment of draft content with stakeholders at a special CRE-MSD Conference and at other opportunities such as conferences and meetings, e.g.  PIP conference.
  3. Evaluate the new Guidelines’ content and perform user trials
    1. Fine tuning/redevelopment of content
  4. Prepare final content for Guideline and produce sample materials

The following Gantt chart and table below describes the predicted timeline of tasks and activities to be completed during the course of the project. The project began in March of 2016 and is expected to be completed in the March of 2018.

Gantt chart.

Phase Task Timeframe (months)
0

Formation of project planning group of stakeholders and user groups

Mar 16 – Apr 16
1 Evaluation and needs  
1a Evaluate the current MSD Prevention Guidelines and Toolkits Mar 16 – Sept 16
1b Determine Ontario’s workplace best practices and synthesize “best practices” (from literature and workplaces) Mar 16 – Sept 16
1c

Document Ontario workplaces’ needs for MSD Prevention  

June 16  – Nov 16
1d Summarize the findings and reporting Sept 16 – Dec 16
2 Develop the Guideline content and draft materials  
2a

Prototype materials/documents created for user trials

Sept 16 – May 17
2b

Formal assessment of draft content with stakeholders at a special CRE-MSD Conference and at other opportunities such as conferences and meetings, e.g.  PIP conference.

May 17
3 Evaluate the new Guidelines’ content and perform user trials May 17 – Nov 17
3a Fine tuning/redevelopment of content Nov 17
4 Prepare final content for Guideline and produce sample materials Nov 17 – Mar 18

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