risk assessment

What is a risk index?

We are often asked the question, “Is this job safe?” The client wants to know if workers are at a high risk of strain or sprain injury and, if so, what they could do to mitigate the risk. If the job is acceptable as it is, they likely want to prioritize resources elsewhere. Some ergonomists […]
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Summary of “Recent Advancements in Ergonomics Analysis Tools for Upper Extremity Tasks” webinar

by Alex DaRosa This April 28, 2022 webinar, hosted by the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) and facilitated by Dr. Jim Potvin of Potvin Biomechanics, provided updates on the most recent advancements in analysis tools for upper extremity tasks. Dr. Potvin provided details and demonstrations of the latest versions of assessment tools that he has […]
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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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