Webinar - MSD Prevention Guideline: Implementation Strategies to Assist Small BusinessExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

In this webinar

Most small businesses we speak to struggle to find the time to properly implement and manage a health and safety program. There are so many competing priorities, especially this year. Helping small business understand and implement ergonomics in their workplace will have benefits in keeping employees safe and working as we navigate 2020.

This session is designed to help small business understand ergonomics and MSD prevention, highlight areas in which they may be inadvertently introducing MSD into their workplace or discover what they are doing is preventing MSD. Using the MSD Prevention Guideline to lead a facilitated discussion, an ergonomist with Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) will provide simple strategies and techniques to leverage ergonomics, translating into safer and more productive employees.

About the presenter

Don PattenDon Patten is a Registered Kinesiologist (R.Kin.), Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE), and a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) with an expertise in applied ergonomics. For two decades, he has implemented and managed ergonomics, accessibility, and human performance programs for small and large global companies. As past president of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, he is currently contributing to ISO technical committees in the creation of usability, ergonomics, and accessibility standards. A universal design advocate and thought leader, Mr. Patten is currently Specialized Services Lead (Ergonomics) at WSPS.

Webinar resources

Webinar recording (Webex)
Password: Guideline2020

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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