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Ergonomics Forum

Date: October 26, 2016 Time: 12:30PM - 4:30PM Location: WorkSafeBC Richmond office, 6951 Westminster Highway (Map it)

In recognition of Ergonomics Month, WorkSafeBC is hosting an Ergonomics Forum. You’re invited to join us and learn about ergonomics and human factors at WorkSafeBC.

You'll hear presentations on:

The role of ergonomists in reducing musculoskeletal injury (MSI) risk in the workplace

Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) represent the largest proportion of workplace injuries year over year. Find out how WorkSafeBC administers the ergonomics requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation through prevention officers and prevention ergonomists. You’ll also get inspired by some MSI risk-control strategies implemented by B.C. employers.

Increasing safety with human factors

For several decades, human factors research and best practices have increased safety and reduced incidents and injuries in high risk industries. Learn from practical examples how you can include human factors and best practices in your safety program and incident investigation protocols.

The world is your desk: Ergonomics and mobile devices

It’s a mobile world and our devices make it increasingly convenient to stay connected 24/7. But this convenience can come at a cost to our physical and mental health. The more we understand the ergonomic risks associated with mobile devices, the better we’re equipped to minimize those risks.

To attend: If you’re interested in attending, please register online by October 21, 2016.

Parking: Apart from spots designated for people with a disability parking permit, parking is not available at WorkSafeBC for this event. Pay parking is available at nearby locations, including the Executive Airport Plaza and Richmond Hospital.