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Continuing our conversation for Hand Safety month, there are many ergonomic hand safety concerns when using power hand tools.


The tool weight, handle design, grip, handle shape, trigger size and vibration exposure are factors to consider when purchasing tools.


Frequent and prolonged use of hand tools can cause soreness, aches, pains, and fatigue, which, when ignored, can lead to chronic musculoskeletal injuries (MSI)


MSA conducted an ergonomic assessment and measured the vibration exposure of a worker that was using a 1” air impact wrench.


We then applied a layer of Sorbothane anti-vibration wrap to the tool handle and proceeded to re-measure the worker vibration exposure level.

The results were a 90% reduction in the worker's exposure to vibration. I encourage you to read our case study for more information.

Vibration Case Study

There are many suppliers of anti-vibration wrap and products available. Here is a sample of a similar product that may generate similar results: Sample of Anti-Vibration Grip

If your business is interested in learning more about ergonomics from one of our Certified Ergonomic Specialists or having an assessment completed contact: info@motorsafety.ca

MSA Virtual Museum

Last week commemorated MSA’s 26th business anniversary as a Non-Profit Safety Association. To learn more about our history I invite you to take a few minutes to check out our virtual museum: MSA's Virtual Museum Tour

MSA Member Survey

In an attempt to better serve our members, we are asking for your feedback using this short member survey. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to fill out. Your participation is important and appreciated. MSA Member Survey

Annual Inspection Program

MSA members are invited to enroll in our FREE Annual Inspection program and have an MSA Safety Advisor conduct a workplace inspection at your facility annually.

Members will receive a certificate of participation and a report with inspection items to follow up.  Click here to register now for 2023: Annual Inspection Program

Classroom & Live Virtual Training Options

MSA is excited to announce it will be restarting in-person classroom safety training courses in 2023!

Click here for course dates and locations: MSA Classroom Training Calendar


Do not worry we will continue to offer our high-quality live virtual training courses as an option and recognize the importance of offering flexible choices to our membership. To register for upcoming live virtual training click here: Live Virtual Training Registration

Where Are We Going?

MSA Safety Advisors will be in Whitewood & Prince Albert areas soon. If your business is interested in having an MSA advisor come out at no additional charge to provide consulting onsite safety services, contact us at: info@motorsafety.ca or at 306-721-0688.

If you have any further safety, information that you feel should be communicated to our industry and membership, please email: info@motorsafety.ca



Ryan J. Bast, CRSP

Programs Services Manager