OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 211.1 Training to prevent musculoskeletal injury

Workers who may be exposed to the possibility of musculoskeletal injury (MSI) must be trained in specific measures to eliminate or reduce that possibility. This section establishes a basic training outline that employers are to follow.

Training must include

(a) how to identify factors that could lead to an MSI,
(b) early signs and symptoms of MSIs and their potential health effects, and
(c) preventive measures including

(i) the use of altered work procedures
(ii) mechanical aids, and
(iii) personal protective equipment.