Workers Health & Safety Centre

CRE-MSD to host conference on prolonged sitting and standing

CRE-MSD to host conference on prolonged sitting and standing
The Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) invites health and safety advocates to register for an important upcoming conference.
Entitled Sit to Stand Job Rotation for Wellness and MSD Prevention the conference will explore the ill effects of prolonged sitting and standing on the job and the many ways to address both.
Conference details are as follows:
When:      October 3, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
Where: Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites
5875 Airport, Road
Mississauga, ON
Canada L4V 1N1
Cost: $75.00 (HST included)
Registration: Register by September 26, 2016. An invoice for the registration fee will be emailed to you within approximately two weeks of submitting the registration form. Payment can be made by credit card or cheque.
Conference Purpose: According to CRE-MSD, “There has been a great deal of attention related to the negative health effects of prolonged sitting, to the extent that many erroneously believe that simply substituting long bouts of standing will negate these effects.”
This conference then aims to help dispel misperceptions by reviewing the most up-to-date research on both prolonged sitting and standing. Moreover, through case studies conference participants will explore the many prevention solutions being adopted in workplaces. As well they will cover facility design, industry trends, standards and guidelines, implementation processes and related training requirements.
Conference Presenters: Among others Dr. Jack Callaghan, Director CRE-MSD, Dr. David Rempel, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine University California San Francisco and Dr. Michelle Robertson, scientist, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety will all be presenting at the conference.
CRE-MSD was founded in 2004 and is based at the University of Waterloo. The Centre receives funding from the Ontario Ministry of Labour and conducts research to help improve the understanding of and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
For more information and to register for the conference visit the CRE-MSD website.
For our part, the WHSC offers a number of training and information resources aimed at helping workplace parties recognize and act on the need to prevent occupational MSDs.
To Learn More:
Call:    1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training service representative