Event Details

Occupational Safety and Health Seminar on “Ergonomic Tools and Musculoskeletal Disorders”

Date: 05 November 2009 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Room 207-208, eTECH Centre, 412 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
Organizer(s): IOSH (HK)
Supporter(s): Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT)
Speaker: Nigel Heaton is the CEO of Human Applications, an UK-based risk management organisation. He provides risk management consultancy services to clients in Europe, Far East and the USA. Nigel is a Chartered Member of the IOSH, a Member of the Institute of Risk Management and a Fellow Member of the Ergonomics Society. He has been working in Hong Kong since 2003 for services to the Hong Kong Police Force and the ICAC. Nigel co-authored and delivered the IOSH’s original suite of risk assessment and risk management training courses in 1993. Human Applications also acts as technical consultant for producing the revised “Working Safely and Managing Safely” courses for the IOSH. He currently conducts training courses on risk management, ergonomics, and business risk for the IOSH.
Language: English
Contact Person: Amy TSOI
Contact Email: mailbox@ioshhongkong.com
Contact Tel: 2690 3899
CPD: 1.5 hours
Content: Effective ergonomic management, among others, includes the best use of suitable tools to help communicating ergonomic ideas and to present to target audiences the ergonomic risks with simple statement. This seminar will introduce a couple of risk assessment tools that are commonly used by ergonomists and are taught in the IOSH Ergonomics Course. One of the assessment tools is to aid ergonomists to evaluate the applications of suitable ergonomic products, and on how to select correct furniture and tools by ways of seeking comments and feedbacks from end users. At the seminar, Nigel Heaton will also introduce a new assessment tool called “Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA)”. RULA was developed by Nottingham University to aid ergonomists to conduct risk assessment on upper limb for tasks with repetitive motions.
Remarks: To prevent the spreading of Influenza infection, we request participants who have influenza-like symptoms, e.g. fever, cough and runny nose, should not attend the seminar. Alternatively, he/she should put on a face mask throughout his/her stay at the seminar Please provide us your contracts (phone number or email) at time of on-line registration. We will notify you as soon as possible should any case of Human H1N1 Influenza at the seminar is confirmed.

Registrations Details:

The online registration starts at 2009-09-29 and end at 2009-11-01. Please register during the above period.