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University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519-888-4567, ext. 35513
October was Global Ergonomics Month and CRE-MSD helped promote the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) by hosting three events.
Dr. Laura Punnett, professor of occupational epidemiology and ergonomics in the College of Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell, delivered a special public lecture as part of the Hallman Lecture Series at the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Laura Punnett, professor of occupational epidemiology and ergonomics in the College of Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Lowell, presented during this webinar for the client/patient handling community of practice (CoP).
Sit to Stand Job Rotation for Wellness and MSD Prevention
October 3, 2016
This conference was a huge success and one of CRE-MSD's largest conferences to date, with over 150 participants from a diverse group of stakeholders in attendance.
MSD Prevention in the Paramedic Sector
May 10, 2016
This conference attracted over 140 attendees from paramedic services across Ontario and other areas. Research talks and case studies were presented on the topics of vehicle design, back care programs, work organization, and modes of conveyance.
Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Healthcare Sector
October 26, 2015
This highly in demand conference focused on prevention of MSD in the healthcare sector, specifically those related to patient/client handling. Settings addressed throughout the day included community, hospital, and long-term care.
2015 Research Day
June 22 and 23, 2015
This symposium was hosted at the University of Waterloo to celebrate 10 years of CRE-MSD funding and research.
This conference provided the opportunity to benefit from hearing about successful strategies in MSD prevention that were jointly presented by front line employees and management from a wide range of sectors and organizations. Thematic workshop allowed participants to focus on their challenges and successful interventions in the three key theme areas of culture and leadership; process, tools and interventions; and training.
Human Factors Engineering: Improving Production Quality and Minimizing Workplace Injury Risk
January 26, 2015
The conference was presented by the CRE-MSD, in partnership with the Human Factors Engineering Laboratory at Ryerson University, AUTO21 Network of Centers of Excellence, and Options Inc. The focus of the event was on the relationship between human factors and product quality in manufacturing.
The Aging Workforce: Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders
December 8, 2014
With the topic of aging being on the minds of many, this timely conference was one of the largest attended stakeholder events hosted by CRE-MSD, attracting participants from a diversity of sectors and backgrounds.
2014 Research Retreat
March 14, 2014
The workshop theme was "Measuring Fatigue at Work" and was held in conjunction with the Ontario Biomechanics Conference in Barrie, Ontario and was facilitated by faculty, staff, and students from the University of Waterloo and the AUTO21 network.
Vibration: Good Practice in Measurement, Elimination and Control
February 25, 2014
This stakeholder workshop on the subject of vibration was held in Toronto and was jointly organized by the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD), the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease (CREOD) and the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH).
This highly interactive and participative stakeholder workshop dealt with the Ontario Musculoskeletal Disorder Guideline and current musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention approaches, and the possible impacts of incorporating the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standard Z1000 series into Ontario’s MSD prevention approach.
Reducing Fatigue and Preventing MSDs in the Workplace
December 4, 2012
CRE-MSD hosted this conference in collaboration with the AUTO21 fatigue network. Topics of the presentations ranged from minimizing fatigue in manufacturing and office work to the interaction between physical and mental fatigue.
At the time this workshop was held, the MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario was five years old. The purpose of the workshop was to learn, discuss, and plan how to take Ontario’s MSD strategy one step further, with the focus of the discussion being on the reduction of MSDs from the hazards of Manual Materials Handling (MMH).
2011 Research Retreat
May 31 and June 1, 2011
The theme for this workshop was "Workplace Interventions: Successes and Challenges". The event was hosted at the University of Windsor.
2010 Research Retreat
June 8 and 9, 2010
The theme was "Improving our Collaborative Research with Industry" and the event was hosted at Queen's University.
2009 Research Retreat
June 18 and 19, 2009
The workshop was hosted at Laurentian University in Sudbury. Dr. Kevin Kelloway from Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia delivered the keynote talk "Leading to Workplace Safety".
MSD Prevention Strategies in the Transportation Sector
February 18, 2009
This conference was hosted by CRE-MSD and the Transportation Health & Safety Association of Ontario (THSAO), which is now part of the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA).
This interactive workshop/webinar was co-hosted by CRE-MSD and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
This conference was co-hosted by CRE-MSD and the Transportation Health & Safety Association of Ontario (THSAO), which is now part of the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA).
Principles and Practices of Job Rotation
December 7, 2004
This workshop considered workplace organizational factors, working conditions, and the organizational benefits of job rotation, and how they relate to the prevention of MSDs in industry.