Workplace injuries such as repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) account for 42% of all lost time claims and 50% of all lost time days. To increase awareness on these issues, the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is pleased to offer the 16th annual RSI Awareness Day on Monday February 29, 2016 at no fee. The deadline for registration is February 22, 2016. Click here for more information including the brochure, agenda, and the registration form.
With the aid of the eDome at Cambrian College, now anyone can access this year's RSI Day event regardless of their geographic location. All that is required is a high speed internet connection and sound. Attendees using this method will be able to ask questions to any of the presenters. It is asked that all interested parties in the Sudbury area attend the event in person. The day before the event, website address, handouts, and login password will be sent to all participants not located in Sudbury. For more information, you can contact Trevor Schell or the Clinic at 705.523.2330 or 1.877.817.0336. Once registered, more information will follow including dates to test your internal firewall to ensure the event runs smoothly.
Get the ergonomic assessment app
OHCOW and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) partnered to develop a smart phone app that delivers a very basic ergonomic assessment for workers. By running through a series of diagrams and questions to pinpoint musculoskeletal pain workers are able to identify possible sources, and discover practical solutions. The results are depicted on a body map, with recommendations to address work-related MSD hazards that could be contributing to their discomfort. The app can be found here.
Additional ergonomic resources from OHCOW can be found on the Resources page of their website.