Webinar - Characteristics of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Upper Extremity Injury Claims Across Canada From 2000-2019

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

In this webinar

Join CRE-MSD to learn about who may be at risk of upper extremity disorders based on both personal and work-related risk factors. These risk factors were derived from an analysis of worker’s compensation claims data from 2000-2019 from the Association of Worker’s Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC). Specifically, the effects of age, gender, and “event” (or means) of injury on upper extremity lost time injury claim rates across each Canadian province/territory from 2000 to 2019 are highlighted. The results of this research will be of interest to policy makers, health and safety officials, employers, and researchers informing areas for further improvement.

About the presenter

Peter Keir
Dr. Peter Keir is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. His research program seeks to integrate the mechanics and control of the upper extremity to determine specific mechanisms of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders, so that they may be ultimately prevented. Disorders include muscle tissue (myalgia), connective tissue (tendinitis and epicondylitis), and peripheral nerve (carpal tunnel syndrome). His research tools include imaging (ultrasound, MRI), computer modeling, electromyography (EMG), force and motion measurement.


This is a free webinar, but registration is required to reserve your spot. Please complete the registration form, and you will receive a confirmation email containing the webinar login details.

For assistance, please contact Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca.

Disclaimer: CRE-MSD receives funding through a grant provided by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. The views expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre nor of the Province of Ontario.