Occupational Ergonomics Month (OEM) is a global outreach campaign during the month of October focusing on increasing awareness and promoting the science and application of ergonomics and human factors. It's a time to explore and expand initiatives to enhance the work environment and improve the fit between people and their jobs for better efficiency, comfort, productivity, health, and safety. OEM is also known as Global Ergonomics Month by the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) and National Ergonomics Month by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) in the United States.
Dr. Kevin Hamilton and Niloufar Saffari
Using 3D Images in Hazard Recognition Training
DATE: November 15, 2012
LOCATION: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond, BC
UBC SPPH Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series
Thank you for your interest. The contest is closed for 2012.
To celebrate Occupational Ergonomics Month, WorkSafeBC is running an Innovations Contest. To go along with our new Lifting in the Workplace video, we are looking for innovative ergonomic ideas to eliminate or reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury (MSI) associated with lifting tasks in the workplace.
Tell us about a lifting task at your organization that was improved through a physical change in the workplace or through a change in the work process. If you haven't implemented a change already, take this opportunity to focus your safety efforts on a lifting task and implement solutions.
A legal resident of British Columbia and more than 15 years old at the time of entry.
If you are under 19 years old at the time of entry, you must have your parent's or guardian's consent to enter this contest. By entering, you are confirming that you do have consent.
Employees, representatives and agents of the Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia ("WorkSafeBC") and members of their immediate families (husband, wife, mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter) are not eligible to participate in the contest.
All contest submissions will involve two parts:
Submit a photo and/or a brief description of a lifting task in your workplace.
Describe how a physical change in the workplace or a change in the work process has eliminated or reduced the risk of MSI (submit an "after" photo if you can).
To enter the contest, please submit your completed entry form between 12:00 a.m. October 1, 2012 and 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2012 PST.