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Nova Scotia Office Ergonomics

This material has been extracted from the Acts and Regulations of the Province to help students understand the subject. It is not an official source of information and must not be used for any other purpose.

The following is copyright © © 2006 Crown in right of Nova Scotia

Health Protection Act
S.N.S. 2004, c. 4

There are no specific regulations covering Ergonomics or musculoskeletal injury in Nova Scotia. Therefore the general regulation must apply:

Employers' precautions and duties
13 (1) Every employer shall take every precaution that is reasonable in the circumstances to
(a) ensure the health and safety of persons at or near the workplace;
(b) provide and maintain equipment, machines, materials or things that are properly equipped with safety devices;
(c) provide such information, instruction, training, supervision and facilities as are necessary to the health or safety of the employees;
(d) ensure that the employees, and particularly the supervisors and foremen, are made familiar with any health or safety hazards that may be met by them at the workplace;
(e) ensure that the employees are made familiar with the proper use of all devices, equipment and clothing required for their protection; and
(f) conduct the employer's undertaking so that employees are not exposed to health or safety hazards as a result of the undertaking.

However the Workers Compensation Board produces a pamphlet as follows:
www.wcb.ns.ca/.../Sprains_and_Strains_Preventing_MSI_through_work_design.pdf
 

 

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