OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 14 Lifting and Handling Loads

Section 211.1 Training to prevent musculoskeletal injury

(1) An employer must ensure that a worker who may be exposed to the possibility of musculoskeletal injury is trained in specific measures to eliminate or reduce that possibility.

(2) An employer must ensure that the training referred to in subsection (1) includes

(a) identification of factors that could lead to a musculoskeletal injury,

(b) the early signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal injury and their potential health effects, and

(c) preventive measures including, where applicable, the use of altered work procedures, mechanical aids and personal protective equipment.