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December 5, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and slips, trips, and falls (STFs) are a major source of workplace injuries. In Ontario, MSDs and STFs account for nearly 65% of all lost-time claims in the health care sector. The Institute for Work and Health has conducted program evaluations of an organizational participatory safety program designed to reduce MSDs and STFs in long term care facilities. The Employees Participating in Change (EPIC) program utilizes frontline staff knowledge and engagement during all stages of program implementation. Dr. Dwayne Van Eerd will present the results of the program evaluations with a focus on implementation and benefits of participatory approaches to safety. This webinar will provide information on how participatory initiatives can be implemented and sustained to help raise awareness and reduce hazards among health care workers.

Presenter: Dr Dwayne Van Eerd Dr. Dwayne Van Eerd is a scientist at the Institute for Work & Health, where he has been a researcher since 1997. He has an MSc and BSc in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, an MSc in health research methodology from McMaster University, and a PhD in work and health from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo.

As a scientist with the Institute for Work & Health, he focuses primarily on the prevention of work-related injuries and disability. His research projects have included evaluations of participatory ergonomics and training interventions, as well as systematic reviews of the prevention literature. Van Eerd also practices and researches integrated knowledge transfer and exchange.

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