research

Budgeting for ergonomics

Fall is budgeting time for many companies, so I wanted to remind you to include ergonomics in 2022’s budget. We’ve been told by many companies that 2021’s ergo budget was re-allocated for COVID-19 initiatives. That means that MSD prevention projects have been piling up. In Ontario, MSD rates were lower last year than the year […]
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How Canadian researchers are getting it right with ergonomics

On June 25, 2021, I attended a webinar hosted by CRE-MSD, presented by Dr. Nick LaDelfa which he called, “Neuromuscular response to repetitive workloads relative to current upper extremity ergonomics thresholds”.  That sounds a bit intimidating, but I’ll try to make it more practical for you here. Over the past year or so, we’ve been […]
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What we learned at the 2021 ergo conference

Whenever our team heads off to a professional conference, I am hopeful that we’ll come back invigorated with new ideas that will revolutionize the way we work. I also hope to stock up on material for another year of blogs, social media, and ergo bulletins.  This year, our team members (Josie, Dennis, Carrie, and 3 […]
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