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Modern Niagara Vancouver gets handle on ergonomics, pipes down injury rates

Modern Niagara Vancouver noticed a worrisome trend in its injury statistics. The company, which has a focus on plumbing and mechanical work, employs a lot of plumbers and sheet metal workers — and the lion's share of injuries were for ergonomic strains.

Construction Safety Nova Scotia offers resources to combat RSIs

RSIs account for 40 percent of all time-loss claims in the construction sector in Nova Scotia at an average claim cost of $7,700, according to data from the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia.

The NFL is making data-driven progress on leg muscle injury prediction and prevention

The NFL ‘s health and safety initiatives focus heavily on concussions, the face of football’s ever-present danger. There’s an even bigger thief of time lurking within every team in the league.

A pain in the hand: Lessons from a journalist

Jean Lian, former editor of OHS Canada, felt invincible and safe at work — until she started to feel a nagging pain and weakness in her right forearm.

Not returning to the office? Tips to limit work-from-home injury, employer liability

For those who wish to have employees work at home, exclusively or on a part-time basis, health and safety considerations should be top of mind.

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Hear from award-winning industry experts

OHS Canada is presenting an important discussion on MSIs/MSDs in the workplace.

Ergonomic-related injuries are one of the biggest issues facing organizations, and our expert panel will take a deep dive into what they’re doing to keep workers safe. The all-star panel features:
  • Lisa Beech Hawley, Health and Safety Program Manager at Ontario Power Generation (Winner, Silver Award at OHS Honours for Best Ergonomics Program)
  • Ken Brodie, Senior HSE Specialist for Modern Niagara (Winner, Gold Award at OHS Honours for Best Ergonomics Program)
  • Sue Praught, Organizational Health Consultant at Sun Life.
The panel will discuss a range of essential topics, including identifying common risks, dispelling myths, and using data-driven approaches to uncover issues.

Join us on October 25th, at 11:00 AM ET for this engaging discussion and gain valuable insights from our experts. Can’t attend live? Register and you’ll receive a link to the recording to watch on-demand. » Register Now