The Health and Safety Authority in conjunction with the Construction Industry Federation and the Irish Human Factors and Ergonomics Society invite you to attend this webinar on practical ergonomics risk assessment tools tailored for those working in construction.
Ergonomics aims to design tasks so that people can perform their work within their capabilities, protecting their musculoskeletal health while enabling them to work more efficiently.
Attendees will gain an insight to practical risk assessment tools to quantify ergonomic risks. They will also gain an understanding of the importance of controlling risk through the introduction of innovative engineering solutions or by changing the way work is planned and organised.
The webinar includes case studies demonstrating the application of practical approaches to risk assessment and problem solving through worker consultation. The case studies also detail the tangible benefits arising from the interventions by way of reduced risk of musculoskeletal injury or ill health, improved human performance and productivity.
Who should attend?
The workshop will be of a particular interest to:
- Health and Safety Professionals
- Project Supervisors for the Design Process
- Project Supervisors for the Construction stage
- Designers for Construction Projects
- Safety Representatives
- Occupational Health Professionals
- Others that have an interest in the science and management of work
The following files will need to be downloaded by participants ahead of this webinar, to accompany some of the exercises:
Webinar Dates and Times:
October 20th 2021, 1100-1245
Webinar Topics and Speakers:
Managing Ergonomic Risk: Current Strategies and Interventions
Frank Power – Ergonomist (Inspector), Health and Safety Authority
Case Study on Managing Ergonomic Risk in a Construction setting
Emmet Hynes (JJ Rhatigan Construction)
Introduction to the Manual Handling Assessment Charts (Mac) Tool
Ita Leyden (Leyden Consulting Engineering)
Book your place here.