Union calls for ergonomics regulations

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/03/2001

The Canadian Auto Workers is calling for national regulations on ergonomics to prevent repetitive strain injuries caused by work.

The union launched the Ergonomics Regulations Campaign, calling on the Ontario and federal governments to make mandatory regulations requiring employers to protect employees by using ergonomic principles when designing workstations and jobs.

Similar voluntary regulations already exist in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, and similar regulations have been recommended in Newfoundland by the Task Force for Reviewing Workers’ Compensation.