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NOSHEA: The Ergonomics Tsunami in Your Future Workforce
May 8, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Peter Kinselley (Associate Director, Health and Safety) and Jayde Kelly (Sales Director) will discuss the findings that show employers will face a tsunami of ergonomics injuries in their graduate and young person workforce.
The use of technology in our school systems coupled with the proliferation in the use of devices to support a young person’s social development is increasing injury rates in our children. In one year more than two thirds of primary school children reported experiencing back or neck pain related to computer use, one study found. In another, 64% of secondary school children suffered from back or neck pain as a result of computer use.
These injuries are occurring as young bodies are developing, which will compound the effect and cost of the injury. As they enter the workforce they could be bringing with them existing MSDs, causing headaches for those responsible for workforce safety.
This talk will discuss the studies at hand and will point to future research in the area. Peter and Jayde will also be looking at the practical steps and changes employers can make to minimise the health impact on the future workforce. Are you prepared for the ergonomics tsunami?