Global Ergonomics Month
October is known as Global Ergonomics Month. Global Ergonomics Month is a month-long initiative held annually to raise awareness of ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) hazards in workplaces. The pinnacle event for 2018 is the launch of the New Musculoskeletal (MSD) Guideline for Ontario on October 1, 2018 at a conference in Toronto. This newly revised Guideline provides updated content and a host of tools and resources targeted to meet the needs of organizations of all types and sizes. Following the launch the website will be live for all to use. Watch for further developments on the OHCOW or System Partner Websites for the link October 2nd 2018.
OHCOW Global Ergonomics Month Events
In (belated) celebration of Global Ergonomics Month , the OHCOW Windsor/Sarnia Ergonomists will be hosting a lunch and learn in Windsor on November 27th and Sarnia on November 29th, 2018. They will be discussing the new CSA Office Ergonomic Standard and the new MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario. The content of these documents and what they mean for industries will be explained.
In partnership with The Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) and Workplace Safety North (WSN), OHCOW will be hosting a free webinar entitled Participative Office Ergonomics- Empowering Workplace Parties through Technology. The goal of the webinar is intended to re-educate former and potentially new clients with respect to office ergonomics and demonstrate/educate on our new participation approach we have under taken to address the overwhelming requests for office ergonomic assessments.
Wednesday October 24, 2018
9:30 am – 12:00 pm