When and Where to Make Ergonomic Assessments: An Introduction to Sampling Strategy for Practitioners (English)



 Assessment of posture, manual materials handling and vibration are critical to modern ergonomics practice. Whether we want to check for compliance with an exposure limit, or test for changes before and after an intervention, ergonomic measurements are critical to quantifying working conditions. However, there is very little information for practicing professionals on the individuals they should measure, for how long, and how many times. This webinar will introduce sampling strategies for planning measurements using exposure variability as a framework.     

Bio: Dr. Catherine Trask is a Canada Research Chair in Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Health (Tier II), and an Associate Professor in the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture within the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She was trained as an Occupational Hygienist with a focus in Ergonomics at the University of British Columbia. Her research spans ergonomics, musculoskeletal injury surveillance, exposure assessment and sampling strategies, as well as evaluation of workplace interventions. As Director of the National Agricultural Industrial Hygiene Laboratory's Ergonomics Lab, she leads injury prevention projects in several industries, with particular focus on agricultural environments such as grain farming and intensive pork production.