Webinar - Development of Data-Driven, Individual-Specific Interventions for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorder PreventionExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM EST

CRE-MSD and ACE graduate student research webinar series

This free 30-minute webinar is part of a series of webinars offered through the collaboration of CRE-MSD and the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE).

CRE-MSD is committed to building the capacity of the health and safety system to prevent MSD. Encouraging and providing graduate students a forum to share their MSD-related research and engage in dialogue is one of the ways we do this. This graduate student webinar series has been co-ordinated by ACE and CRE-MSD.

In this webinar

Workers required to perform manual handling tasks face an elevated risk of sustaining MSD. While changes to worker environments, tools, and administrative policies can mitigate MSD risk, altering worker movement behaviours remains an integral part of a holistic prevention strategy. Movement training interventions that incorporate feedback catered to each individual, as supported by growing biomechanical and motor behaviour evidence, are showcased in this webinar. Victor Chan, a University of Ottawa doctoral student, presents his research aimed at developing MSD prevention interventions using data-driven, individual-specific approaches implemented with consideration of motor learning principles.

About the presenter

Victor ChanVictor Chan is a second year PhD student studying under the supervision of Dr. Ryan Graham in the Spine and Movement Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Ottawa. He previously received his MSc (2018) from the University of Toronto studying under the supervision of Dr. Tyson Beach. The overarching goal of his research is to develop worker-focused interventions to mitigate occupational low-back disorder risk associated with strenuous and repetitive manual work. His work has evaluated the effectiveness of visual, tactile, and knowledge-based feedback to elicit spine sparing movement behaviour during manual lifting. Leveraging this knowledge, his PhD work is focused on developing a framework for individualized, real-time monitoring using unobtrusive instruments to automatically provide effective feedback, optimize work-rest ratios, and reduce fatigue-related injury risk.

Webinar resources

Webinar recording (Webex)
Password: MSDprevention2021

Webinar slide presentation (PDF)

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, 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.

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