Roles & Responsibilities Tool

MSD Prevention Policy

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: August 6th, 2013
Topics: Ergonomics |

PROBLEM: Like many companies, you might have developed a written program to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) at your workplace. One of the key provisions to include in such a program is a section that outlines the specific roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders for MSD prevention at the workplace.

HOW TOOL HELPS SOLVE THE PROBLEM: Here’s a Model Roles & Responsibilities section addressing the 5 key stakeholders—upper management, the EHS/safety coordinator, supervisors, safety committee members and front-line workers themselves. Adapt this Model Policy as part of your own MSD prevention program.