pshsa-header.png

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.

Visit the PSHSA website to learn more.

Guest Presenter:

Dr Dwayne Van Eerd

Facilitator:

Start Date:

Time:

Length of Course:

Sector

, , ,

Month

  • Nourishing Change: Cuso International looking for skilled volunteers for new nutrition work

    You can put your nutrition knowledge and skills in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique or Ethiopia with Cuso International.

    Cuso International is partnering with CARE Canada to support nutrition programs in four African countries and we need skilled volunteers to work with us on these exciting new projects.

    Click here to learn more.

  • 2019 Gerontology Network Spring Workshop

    THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019

    Click here to learn more.

  • Save the Date for the OSNM 2019 Education and Leadership Summit

    Join us at the Best Western Inn and Convention Centre in the beautiful town of Cobourg on Wednesday, September 11th and Thursday September 12th, 2019.

  • Active and Health Senior (Retirement Homes) Living Operations Certificate

    Click here to learn more about this new certificate program from Humber!