Making a difference in MSD prevention

Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Richard Wells
Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD)

Despite worldwide attention, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) remain a substantial concern at work, and result in considerable personal and societal burden. Information from a recent survey indicates that a minority of workplaces are taking action. Identifying hazards and performing risk assessments are key steps in workplace prevention activities. Do workplaces have the tools and training to do this? In order to then perform intense MSD prevention activities, interventions need to address important risk factors for a large proportion of exposed workers. The presentation explores these challenges.

About IWH Speaker Series

The IWH Speaker Series brings you the latest findings from work and health researchers from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and other Canadian and international academic institutions around the world. For those unable to attend in person or via live stream, most presentations in the IWH Speaker Series are audio-recorded and made available as slidecasts, typically within two weeks of the original presentation.