Effectiveness of OHS Workplace Interventions in the Prevention of Upper Extremity MSDs: An Update of the Evidence

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Date

- Online Webinar -

Date:  Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Time:  11:00 to 1:00 pm MDT / 1:00 to 3:00 pm EDT  

Price:  Free for Members

$50.00 for Affiliates

 

Please take note that this webinar is part of a 'double header' presentation re: 2 topics in 2 hours!

The evolution of an eLearning for Office Ergonomics

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Effectiveness of OHS Workplace Interventions in the Prevention of Upper Extremity MSDs: An Update of the Evidence

 

Topic:

Effectiveness of OHS Workplace Interventions in the Prevention of Upper Extremity MSDs: An Update of the Evidence

Ergonomists are well aware of the various workplace and work process hazards that contribute to the development of UEMSDs; however, there is little consensus in the literature on effective ways to reduce or eliminate hazards.  The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has conducted a number of reviews to identify effective approaches for preventing and managing UEMSDs. The objective of this project is to update the review of workplace-based UEMSD prevention with a view to updating the key messages.
 

Bio:

Dwayne Van Eerd is an associate scientist at the Institute for Work & Health, where he has been a researcher since 1997. He has both an MSc and BSc in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and an MSc in health research methodology from McMaster University. He is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo. Van Eerd’s research focuses on the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. His research projects have included evaluation of participatory and training interventions as well as systematic reviews of the prevention literature. Van Eerd practices and researches integrated knowledge transfer and exchange.