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Raising awareness in musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

This lesson raises awareness on the stages of musculoskeletal problems due to physical work. It shows examples in pictures of various situations (mainly in an industrial setting) and gives tips for improvement and prevention. It is designed primarily for workers themselves, and their managers or supervisors.

The lesson consists of a free-of-charge online interactive material (mainly expositive). No download or registering is necessary. The lesson takes about an half hour.

For the direct link to the French version of the lesson, see below the comments block.


English, French

Original Authors:

Not indicated

Original affiliation, ownership:

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), Hamilton (ON), Canada

Year of publication:


Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

Workers or managers; or in vocational training

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

Fully useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

0,5 hour


The lesson is one of the free courses for public awareness that are offered by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).

Intellectual property and copyright:

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The module is free to use. However, a general statement on copyrights for all material presented by the CCOHS can be found under It states the following: “All rights reserved. Permission is granted to electronically copy and to print in hard copy for internal use only. No part of this information may be reproduced, modified, or redistributed in any form or by any means, for any purposes other than those noted above (including sales), without the prior written permission of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).”

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