Multi-task exposure assessment: A scoping review of injury causation theories and tools available to assess exposures


[Événement de langue anglaise. / English language event.]

Date: June 23, 2022
Time: 12 to 1pm ET
Presenter(s): Sanjay Veerasammy BSc and Steven Fischer PhD, RKin, CCPE
Cost: Free (ACE Members), $20 (Non-members)

This webinar will summarize the current state-of-the-art in multi-task MSD exposure assessment. While many exposure assessment tools are readily available for assessing exposure to MSD risks associated with a single job task, a recent survey of ergonomists and health and safety professionals’ highlights that few multi-task assessment tools are being used

As a result, we wanted to learn more about the state-of-the-art in multi-task tools. This webinar will summarize the findings from our scoping review of the literature. Interested attendees can also access the free, open-source publication in Applied Ergonomics for more details.

Sanjay Veerasammy

Sanjay completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at the University of Waterloo and is currently an MSc student with the Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab. His passion for workplace health and safety stems from his own experience with manual materials handling jobs, and he is particularly interested in the development of robust ergonomics assessment tools . His thesis focuses on the role of motor units in fatigue recovery, which stemmed from gaps identified in his scoping review.

Steven Fischer

Dr. Fischer is Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist, Registered Kinesiologist, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences and directs research in the Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab. He currently serves as a scientific editor for the journal Applied Ergonomics and chairs the MSD technical committee of the International Ergonomics Association.  He has published more than 75 papers on topics related to MSD prevention, has raised nearly 5 million dollars in research funding related to MSD prevention and was the 2014 recipient of the Major Sir Fredrick Banting Award for Military Health Research as selected by the Surgeon General of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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