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Using a job exposure matrix to estimate physical exposures in workplaces

April 12, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Virtual Event

Dr. Marcus Yung of the Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance (CISWP) will lead a discussion on using a job exposure matrix to estimate physical exposures in workplaces.

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are highly prevalent with substantial costs and impact on quality of life. Effective MSD prevention efforts involve identification and assessment of workplace biomechanical exposures. Recognized methods include direct measurement and job exposure matrices (JEMs). A JEM estimates exposures of occupational risk factors based on job titles, industry information, and group-level exposure data. JEMs can be applied to large populations for relatively low cost, minimizes information bias between cases and non-cases, and can estimate exposures of both current and past jobs.

During this webinar, attendees will learn more about:

  • the application of JEMs in estimating physical exposures and explore the potential of combining exposure information from multiple sources to improve prediction of MSD,
  • how job exposure matrices (JEM) can be used as a promising tool for biomechanical exposure assessment,
  • how well exposure estimates from a JEM can provide meaningful associations with musculoskeletal pain and injury, compared to individual-level direct measures, and
  • improving our prediction of MSD injury (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome) by combining JEMs from different countries and with individual-level direct measures.

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Please register to attend this session.

For more information, visit the Canadian Institute for Safety, Wellness & Performance or contact Dr. Amin Yazdani