Ergonomic solutions guide. For the Safe Motherhood Program (SMP). For the dental assistant position

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Ergonomic solutions guide. For the Safe Motherhood Program (SMP). For the dental assistant position

Guide de solutions ergonomiques. Pour le Programme pour une maternité sans danger (PMSD). Pour le poste d’assistante dentaire

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Guides & Tools


Provider (English)
Occupational Health Public Health Network
Provider (Original)
Réseau de santé publique en santé au travail


Ergonomic solutions guide for dental office employers. It was produced to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries for dental assistants (DAs), following an ergonomic intervention carried out in Lanaudière in 2018, by Julie Lévesque and Shawn Crossan, as part of the provincial project to harmonize medico-environmental recommendations for dental hygienist and dental assistant positions in private practice.

Guide de solutions ergonomiques destiné aux employeurs de cabinets dentaires. Il a été produits afin de réduire les risques de lésions musculosquelettiques pour les assistantes dentaires (AD), à la suite d'une intervention ergonomique réalisée dans Lanaudière en 2018, par Julie Lévesque et Shawn Crossan, dans le cadre du projet provincial d'harmonisation des recommandations médico-environnementales pour les postes d'hygiénistes dentaires et d'assistantes dentaires en cabinet privé.

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Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Pregnant workers
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Purpose of the material
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)