Webinar - Recipe for Prevention of MSD: Learnings from Biomechanical Responses in Team Lifting and Sudden Load Drops

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

In this webinar

Heavy and awkward loads often necessitate lifting in teams. Masonry is a prime example of an industry that requires team lifting under a variety of load shapes, weights, and environmental conditions. Little research exists for team lifting or the response to dropping the load. This webinar presents discussion with the masonry trade regarding concerns about awkward heavy loads, when the load is dropped by a team member, and the study that followed.

About the presenter

Peter Keir
Dr. Peter Keir is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. His research aims to determine the mechanisms of work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity. The objectives of his research program are to integrate the mechanics and control of the upper extremity to determine specific mechanisms of upper extremity musculoskeletal, to ultimately prevent disorders. These disorders include those pertaining to muscle tissue (myalgia), connective tissue (tendinitis and epicondylitis), and peripheral nerve (carpal tunnel syndrome). His research tools include imaging (ultrasound, MRI), computer modelling, electromyography (EMG) and motion measurement.

Webinar resources

Webinar recording (Webex)
Password (case sensitive): Lifting2022

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.