Preventing Injury from Manual Materials Handling


HAMILTON, ON (January 17, 2011) – Workers with duties that involve handling equipment or materials are at risk for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). In a webinar on Wednesday, January 19, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will be discussing the five major factors that contribute to MSDs, as well as examining specific and relevant case study materials. The webinar, Manual Materials Handling: Risky Business, will be presented by CCOHS technical specialist Dhananjai Borwankar.

The webinar focuses on identifying which tasks are particularly harmful in a workplace and what parts of the body are most at risk while performing these tasks. The case studies will show attendees how they can reduce the physical demands associated with manual materials handling activities.

The webinar is intended for employers, supervisors, managers, health and safety professionals and representatives, healthcare professionals, and anyone with an interest in recognizing and reducing MSDs. Participants will be awarded continuing education points.

More information about this webinar and registration details can be found on the CCOHS website.







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