Preventing musculoskeletal disorders: Findings from a systematic review update

Institute for Work & Health
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Emma Irvin
Institute for Work & Health Claire Munhall
Institute for Work & Health

Workers in all industries are vulnerable to painful and potentially disabling injuries and disorders of the neck, shoulders, upper arms, forearms, elbows, wrists and hands—areas known as the upper extremities. The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has conducted a systematic review on the effectiveness of workplace intervention programs to prevent and manage upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). In this plenary, the team shares the updated findings and the key messages from the latest research available. 

About presenter

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Emma Irvin is the director of Research Operations at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), where she oversees research planning, research operations, information systems and the internal library.

Irvin also oversees the Systematic Review Program at IWH, one of the Institute's key research programs. Her research focuses on the methodology and conduct of literature reviews, from scoping to systematic.

She has a BA in library sciences from the University of Toronto.

About IWH Speaker Series

The IWH Speaker Series brings you the latest findings from work and health researchers from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and other Canadian and international academic institutions around the world. For those unable to attend in person or via live stream, most presentations in the IWH Speaker Series are audio-recorded and made available as slidecasts, typically within two weeks of the original presentation.