The MSD related education and training should be provided to all managers, supervisors, and workers to ensure they have knowledge and skills needed to work safely, demonstrate awareness and understanding of MSD hazards and how to identify, report, and control them. All stakeholders should receive specialized training when their work involves unique hazards or when they are assigned specific roles in managing or operating the safety and health program, including the MSD prevention program. The organization should identify training needs on an ongoing basis.

Action 7.1: Deliver training 

The organization should deliver training based on required training for the implementation of MSD prevention activities as outlined in Step 5.  

How to do it? 

The organization should have a process in place to:

  • Consult with workers to identify safe work practices including those related to MSD.
  • Provide specific education and training regarding MSD issues, hazards and controls.
  • Provide specific training to the members of risk assessment team regarding MSD hazards and associated risk.
  • Provide necessary training to all part-time and full-time mangers, supervisors, workers, contractors, subcontractors, temporary agency workers including those related to MSD according their needs identified in Step 5.  
  • Train all stakeholders on the proper use of control actions implemented including those related to MSD.
  • Train all stakeholders on their roles and responsibilities in all aspects of the program including injury reporting and hazard identification.

Note 1: The preferred method of training is face-to-face, one-on-one, and job specific training.

Note 2: Training is provided by a competent person.

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