2019 RSI DAY+ - 20th Anniversary

UPDATE: Videos from the event are now available on our YouTube channel, please click here to view.

"Looking Back and Moving Forward"

February 28, 2019 

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 20th year of increasing awareness.


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RSVP by February 25, 2019






8:00 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 8:50 am

Welcoming Messages

8:50 am – 9:10 am

Catherine Fenech

RSI Day Founder


RSI Day 20 Years Later

Learn about how RSI Day came into existence 20 years ago, what has been gained and lost, and where should it go from here moving forward?

9:10 am – 10:10 am

Amin Yazdani



Introduction to Ontario’s New MSD Prevention Guidelines

In October, the new web-based Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Prevention Guidelines was released which provided updated content and a host of tools and resources targeted to meet the needs of organizations of all types and sizes to address the prevention of MSDs. Learn more about the new guidelines to be able to implement change at your workplace. 

10:10 am – 10:25 am


10:25 am – 11:10 am

Katie Goggins, MHK, HBSc

PhD. Natural Resources Engineering Candidate

CROSH/Laurentian University

Vibration-Induced White-Foot (VIWFt)

VIWFt has been a misunderstood and overlooked disorder, as foot-transmitted vibration exposure has been lumped in with standing whole-body vibration exposure. Learn more about VIWFt and what new research has discovered with respect to measurement and prevention. 

11:10 am – 11:55 pm

Daryl Stephenson


OHCOW Hamilton

Concussions in the Workplace

From sports to workplaces, concussions are often under-reported despite the potential long term health effects. 

11:55 pm – 12:30 pm

Trevor Schell


OHCOW Sudbury

Moving Forward

A facilitated discussion amongst the speakers, and participants online and in the audience to determine what is important with respect to musculoskeletal disorders such as prevention, recognition and research.

12:30 pm – 12:40 pm

Closing Remarks

12:40 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch for those in attendance

Thank you for attending this year’s RSI Day event.  We appreciate any and all feedback.


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.


For information about attending the Thunder Bay event, please click here.


Free with your ongoing commitment to occupational health



Electronic versions of presentations will be made available. No paper copies will be provided .


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, 2019 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.

Talk to us on 1-877-817-0336 toll-free or contact us online