RSI DAYPLUS 2018 Webinar

Workplace Well-Being: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies
February 28, 2018
8:30 AM— 1:30 PM EST

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) refers to a category of injuries involving damage to muscles, tendons and nerves caused by overuse or misuse.

Each year much of Ontario's workforce sustain Repetitive Strain Injuries, more workers sustain RSIs than all other occupational injuries combined. These injuries are also increasingly being reported by students and others in our communities. What is both troubling and a source of encouragement is knowing RSIs are preventable.

Workplace injuries such as repetitive strain injuries (RSI's) affect 15% or over 5 million Canadians.  To increase awareness on these issues, the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is pleased to offer RSI Day+. Join us for our free webinar as we celebrate the 19th year if increasing awareness.







8:00 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 8:45 am

Welcoming Messages

8:45 am – 9:30 am

John Oudyk
Occupational Hygienist
OHCOW Hamilton
South Central Region
Stress Assess -Workplace Stress and it’s Prevention

Learn about one of our newest programs and its applications. StressAssess is a free, evidence-based online survey tool designed to assist workplaces in identifying psychosocial hazards that can lead to stress and mental injury, providing suggestions and pathways to address them, thus preventing harm.  

StressAssess Information

9:30 am – 10:15 am

James Miuccio
Occupational Hygienist
OHCOW Windsor
South Western Region
Shiftwork – Health Effects and Solutions

Shift work is more than a work schedule; it is a way of life. Learn what defines shift work, factors that affect the adaptation of shift work, patterns of sleep, and the effects on our bodies, minds and families. 

10:15 am – 10:30 am


10:30 am – 11:15 am

Melissa Statham
OHCOW Windsor
South Western Region
Psychosocial Ergonomics

Physical factors of ergonomic risk can often be easily identified in the workplace. However, psychological effects are a little more discreet but can be just as costly. Workplace psychosocial factors are an aspect of the workplace that is developed by the culture, policies, expectations, and social attitude of the organization. If there is not a match between the work demands and mechanisms in place to help the worker meet these demands, the worker may experience stress induced responses that can contribute to poor mental/psychological or physical health.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Trevor Schell
OHCOW Sudbury
North Eastern Region
Economics of Ergonomics: How to Avoid Costly Mistakes
Office Ergonomics is the most common area of investigation for an Ergonomist.  What should be a straightforward aspect of the workplace environment can often become very confusing and costly for workplaces. Nothing can be more frustrating than purchasing new equipment only to find out it is not compatible with the workers Utilizing case studies and tools developed by OHCOW learn how to avoid costly mistakes and improve employee well-being.

OHCOW’s Office Ergonomics Calculator

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Additional Question Period 

12:30 pm – 12:40 pm

Caleb Leduc
Research Development Manager
CROSH/Laurentian University
An Introduction to mCROSH
Learn about Canada’s first mobile laboratory dedicated to the prevention of occupational illness and injury which is part of the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health. The presentation will be followed by a tour of the mCROSH facility for those in attendance and a video tour for those online.

Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) 

12:40 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch and mCROSH tour for those in attendance


In Sudbury Area:

Outside of Sudbury:

eDome Online
Cambrian College Link provided a few days before event
1400 BarryDowne Rd.
Parking at Cambrian College is $8.00.


Online Access

A link to login to the event will be provided a few days prior to the event.

A test date is being held on February 27 2018 at 1 pm EST to ensure your firewall will not interfere with the broadcast. Please ensure your IT support staff is aware of the signal test to offer assistance. A link will be provided prior to the date.

Technical support will not be available the day of the event.

A few days prior to the event, a link will be provided to download handouts of the presentations. For those attending in Sudbury, we will no longer be printing copies of the handouts.  

Ongoing Education Points

For anyone requiring conformation of registration for ongoing education points, please be sure to print the last page of the registration form as it confirms the title of the event, location and duration for submission to your governing body.

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