PROergonomics' 2019 Industrial Ergonomics Conference

"From Knowledge to Action"

Hosted by PROergonomics, the 4th annual Industrial Ergonomic Conference will be an amazing way to help organizations take their ergonomics program to the next level. Don't miss this event!


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Conference Schedule

Time Session Location
9:00-10:00 am Registration and Breakfast Sunset Hall
10:00-10:45 am Welcome and Introductions
Sunset Hall
11:00-12:00 pm Ergonomic Risk Assessments for the Win! Sunset Hall
MMH Training: Effective Engagement Royal Crown Room
12:000-12:45 pm Lunch
Sunset Hall
12:45-1:30 pm Networking Session Sunset Hall
1:45-2:45 pm Light at the end of the Accommodation Tunnel Sunset Hall
Multi-Uses of a PDA Royal Crown Room
3:00-3:30 pm Legislation updates Sunset Hall
3:30-4:00 pm Closing Remarks Sunset Hall

At PROergonomics, we believe that it’s important to listen to our client's needs - Thank you to all the participants who took our IEC survey and helped us choose this year's session topics.

MORNING SESSION TOPICS: 11:00-12:00 pm (choose one)

Ergonomic Risk Assessments for the Win!

We’ll let you in on a secret: Identifying and addressing ergonomic hazards helps EVERY part of your Ergonomic and Disability Management programs, from injury prevention to better accommodation opportunities.

Ergonomic Risk Assessments (ERAs) should be a foundational component of your program as they will drive both short- and long-term initiatives for injury prevention and the return on your investment is often recovered in less than 1 year.

Join this session to learn more about what an ERA can do to drive your ergonomic change process and how you can effectively leverage this tool to help achieve your injury reduction goals.

Manual Material Handling Training: Effective ENGAGEMENT of front-line staff

Education and training on safe lifting methods is usually the first control proposed for addressing risks in MMH tasks and/or after a near miss or accident related to MMH. The problem? This strategy assumes that the training you provided is EFFECTIVE in changing employee behaviours. The truth? More than one injury related to MMH implies that your current training may not be achieving your risk reduction or injury prevention goals.

HOW training is delivered to front-line staff can have a huge impact on its effectiveness.

To help address your workplace’s MMH challenges, this session will review new, and maybe even outside the box, ideas and strategies for MMH education and training to maximize engagement, practicality and make it successful!

AFTERNOON SESSION TOPICS: 1:45-2:45 pm (choose one)

Is there Light at the End of Your Accommodation Tunnel?

Across the board, MSDs account for >40% of workplace injuries so accommodation and RTW of employee’s with MSD injuries is key. One of the biggest challenges is that unlike many safety injuries, MSD risk factors occur both inside and outside of the workplace; making navigating claims that much harder.

This session will look at strategies for tackling these injury cases to achieve your Early and Safe RTW goals and explore how accommodation strategies can have a positive impact on non-injured workers when done right!

Beyond Accommodation, the Multi-Uses of a PDA

Most workplaces have some form of a PDA (at least for some jobs!). Most often, these documents are used in the RTW process to provide the employer, medical practitioners, and the WSIB with information about the job requirements for pre- or post-injury jobs. In this form, a PDA is a reactive tool – but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to use this foundational document for more than just WSIB claims: as a training tool, to initiate ergonomic change, to develop an effective job rotation, and more!

Testimonials from IEC 2018

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  • Event: Workshop
  • Date: Jun 12, 2019

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