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Material handling is any activity where a person pushes, pulls, carries or lifts an object.  Manual material handling is often the cause of many workplace injuries such as back pain, neck pain and muscle tears.

Rules for manual lifting include:

1. Think first and prepare

2. Keep your spine neutral

3. Hold the load close to your body

4. Don’t twist

To learn more about safer handling and lifting click here. Safer Handling and Lifting Information.


For further training on this topic I invite you to register for our FREE online Workplace Ergonomics course: Workplace Ergonomics Registration

MSA Resumes Classroom Training!

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

Safety Fundamentals for Supervisors and Occupational Health Committee Level 1 & 2 training will be available in person, in the classroom, starting in March.

Click the link for course dates and locations: Classroom Course Registration


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 members. To register for upcoming Live/Virtual training click here: Live/Virtual Course Registration

Annual Inspection Program

Inspecting your facility is an OHS legislated requirement and a proactive activity in identifying hazards. When was the last time you had a safety inspection completed at your facility by an industry recognized safety professional?  

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:

2023 Annual Inspection Program Request Form

Eye Wash Station & Emergency Shower

Requirements Webinar

Save the date! On March 9th MSA will be offering a live webinar on Eye Wash Station & Emergency Shower Requirements. To learn more or to register, click here: Webinar Registration

WCB Employer’s Payroll Statement Due Feb 28

The WCB requires all businesses to file their Employer Payroll Statement with them by February 28th. This information is required to assess your premiums for WCB workplace injury coverage.

For more information on this process click here: WCB Employer's Payroll Statement

More Updates

MSA Safety Advisors will be in Gravelbourg and Whitewood in the near future. If your business is interested in having a MSA advisor come out at no additional charge to provide 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