Using Ontario's New MSD Prevention Guideline to Empower Workplaces: A Year in Review

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Conference overview

Join CRE-MSD in kicking off Global Ergonomics Month to hear a diversity of stakeholder experiences in Using Ontario's New MSD Prevention Guideline to Empower Workplaces: A Year in Review.

Organizations continue to be challenged with the prevention and reduction of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD). Sprain and strain injuries to soft tissues in areas like the back, shoulder and wrist represent one of the leading causes of disability and discomfort in Ontario’s workforce. In October 2018, CRE-MSD launched the redeveloped MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario (updated from the original 2007 Guideline) with new and updated resources and interactive tools targeted to meet the needs of organizations of all types and sizes. The new Guideline is available at

As a living document, new content, resources and tools continue to be added to this new Guideline. Tools such as the new interactive Hazards and Control Pickerand the new Office Quick Start Guide which will be launched at this conference (printed copies will be distributed to participants).

This event will be of interest to individuals in all sectors, including employers, workers and workers’ representatives, supervisors, human resources professionals, health and safety professionals, ergonomists, government, and researchers. Please join us to learn about the use of Ontario’s new MSD Prevention Guideline and to share your experiences, questions and insights.

Preliminary agenda*

Time Session
8:30 - 9:30 Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:30 - 9:40 Welcome and Introductions
9:40 - 10:00 Opening Remarks
10:00 - 10:45 Getting Businesses/Organizations Started - How the Guideline is Used by Different Stakeholder Groups
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:15 Show and Tell - Business Case Studies Using the Guideline
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 Break Out Sessions - Using the Guideline in Different Industries and Sectors
2:15 - 2:45 What's New in the Guideline and Launching the Office Quick Start Guide
2:45 - 3:00 Maintaining a Living Guideline Document
3:00 Closing and Thank You

*Program subject to change


CRE-MSD is pleased to offer this as a FREE event. Space is limited, so be sure to register early to save your seat! 

UPDATE: Due to space limitations, this event is now full and registration is closed at this time. 

If you would like to be added to a waiting list to attend this event, please complete the waiting list form. We will be monitoring registration changes closely and as space opens up, we will begin contacting those on the waiting list.


Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites
​Mississauga Ballroom

5875 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON
L4V 1N1


If you require accommodation for the night of Monday September 30, a limited number of guest rooms will be available for a discounted rate at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites. Reservations can be made online or by phone. The deadline to reserve a room is September 9, 2018.

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