Cost: There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be provided.
Address: Labor and Industries Tukwila service location, 12806 Gateway Dr. S., Tukwila 98168. Presentation will be held in the large training room. Tukwila Office Phone 206-835-1000
Parking: There is free parking in the lot directly outside the building.
Description: In this presentation, participants will be introduced to an industry-specific physical exposure checklist developed by the SHARP Program called the Physical Job Evaluation Checklist. This checklist was created to help increase general awareness of the physical factors that contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) and help to promote injury prevention efforts. The checklist allows the user to quickly assess the level of WMSD risk for the back, shoulder, hand/wrist and knee in a given job. The Physical Job Evaluation Checklist was developed from observations of work activities performed in 96 companies in manufacturing, construction, health care, agriculture, wholesale and retail trade and services industries.
Speaker Bio: Ninica, or Niki, a certified ergonomist, has been a researcher with the Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program in the Department of Labor and Industries for 20 years. In this capacity, Niki uses research to improve and maintain the health and safety of Washington workers. A major area of research for Niki is the identification and control of work-related musculoskeletal injuries and disorders (WMSDs). Her research has been primarily in real workplaces, using both quantitative and qualitative research methods to study the relationships between workplace factors and musculoskeletal disorders, to develop job assessment tools and to evaluate workplace injury prevention interventions. She has conducted field research in several industries, including manufacturing, construction, agriculture and health care. Since 2007, Niki has been examining WMSDs in health care.
You can also find more information about the checklist at Sharp's website: http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/Research/Wmsd/WMSD2010.asp