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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Ergonomics and safe computer use

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are commonly referred to as repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) or repetitive motion injuries (RMIs). These types of injuries are associated with risk factors involving work postures, repetitive and forceful movements, vibrations and temperatures. However, these injuries can be prevented. Ergonomics is the science of applying designed equipment to the workplace or task to maximize the productivity of the worker, or fitting the work environment to the worker. The Ergonomics and safe computer use section of the website has been developed to help faculty, staff and students assess their workplace conditions by providing resources that can assist them in setting up their workstations for a more efficient and safe work environment.

Guidelines for Safe Computer Use
Workplace Exercises for Computer Users
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Fact Sheet
Manual Materials Handling (MMH) Fact Sheet
PSHA Musculoskeletal Disorders
Video - Laptop Ergonomic Tips
Sayl Chair Adjustment Guide