Preventing the burden of workplace MSDs: What do we know about what works?

Lecture starts 5:30 p.m.
Reception 6:30 p.m.

Design Exchange
234 Bay Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario

Barbara Silverstein
Safety & Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP), Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

Workplace-based prevention strategies and regulatory approaches may help reduce the burden of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). In this lecture, Dr. Silverstein, Research Director of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries' Safety and health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) program, will discuss integrated strategies, which are designed to prevent MSDs in all workers as well as in those at higher risk of injury, such as injured workers. She will also describe findings from employer surveys in the United States, where regulatory approaches have been implemented and revoked twice.

About the Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture

The annual Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture honours the significant contribution of Dr. Alf Nachemson to the use of research evidence in clinical decision-making. Dr. Nachemson was a distinguished orthopaedic surgeon and researcher from Sweden, and a founding member of the Institute for Work & Health’s Scientific Advisory Committee.  The lectureship is awarded to a prominent national or international individual who has made a significant and unique contribution to evidence-based practice or policy-making in the prevention of work-related injury, illness or disability.