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View the entire Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) brochure or take a look at the individual brochure stories featured below.

Creating the practitioners and researchers of tomorrow

A firefigther holding a roll of water hose in front of a fire.

Tyson Beach’s doctoral thesis was completed under the supervision of Dr. Jack Callaghan in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Together with Drs. Stuart McGill and David Frost, they were awarded several grants by the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) to tackle the “strains and sprains” problem in the fire service.

Engaging our stakeholders in research

A police officer sitting inside a car.

Drs. Jack Callaghan and Clark Dickerson and graduate student Colin McKinnon from the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) were invited by the Municipal Health and Safety Association of Ontario to help them address reports of pain and discomfort by officers. The Windsor Police Service, the Waterloo Regional Police Service and York Regional Police enthusiastically joined the project.

A heavy machine vehicle inside a mining cave.

The mining industry has come a long way since blind pit ponies pulled wheeled carts filled with coal from the depths of the earth. Mining is now very sophisticated with machinery to drill, grind, crush, blast and transport ore up to the surface. However, operators of mobile mining equipment (such as load-haul-dump vehicles) are still at risk for musculoskeletal disorders stemming from poor postures adopted to compensate for impaired sightlines.

Updates from research: Reducing fatigue and preventing MSDs in the workplace

A woman doing research on a computer.

A group of researchers from the Centre for Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) has partnered with AU TO21, a member of the Canadian Networks of Centres of Excellence, to measure and reduce one type of workplace fatigue: muscular fatigue.