B.C. Matthews Hall
University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519-888-4567, ext. 35513
For over 25 years, the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) has been a valuable injury and illness prevention resource for the workers and workplaces of Ontario. The first clinics, proposed by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and funded through the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL), were founded in Hamilton and Toronto in 1989. Expansion to Windsor, Sudbury, Sarnia, Thunder Bay, and more recently Ottawa, occurred over the next 20+ years.
One of the services OHCOW provides, is meeting with injured workers and determining the work relatedness of their injuries. In this webinar, Mike Sonne from the Hamilton Clinic will report on the trends in industry and injuries over the past 7 years, and address are ergonomics interventions from the prevention sector targeting the right populations?
About the presenter
Michael Sonne is the ergonomist from the Hamilton Clinic for the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers. Prior to arriving at OHCOW, Mike was a MITACS post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University in the Department of Kinesiology, working with the Ford Motor Company. Mike completed his Bachelor’s of Human Kinetics degree in 2007, and Master’s degree in 2010, both from the University of Windsor. He received his Ph.D from McMaster University in Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics in 2014. Mike also serves as the director for the ergonomics consulting and software development company, LeadErgonomics. His primary research focus is on the assessment and prediction of muscle fatigue in the workplace. He was also the lead developer of the Rapid Office Strain Assessment, a tool for office ergonomics assessment that is used around the world, and taught in over 15 different Universities.
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