Event Details

Thursday, 13 August, 2020 - 18:30 to 19:15
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)




Standard Price: AU $ 30 (Inc. GST)

Member Price: Free to Members inc AIHS members. AIHS MEMBERS PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER HERE. Please email before noon on Tuesday 11 August for registration. You will need to provide your corresponding email address. 



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Endorsed Training

Join us on Thursday 13 August 2020 for a presentation titled: Why we need to change risk management approaches for musculoskeletal disorders: The role of an ergonomist, carried out by Associate Professor Jodi Oakmen.  This presentation will provide an overview of the current research on MSD aetiology and insights from a range of projects based in Australian workplaces which have underpinned the development of A Participative Hazard identification and Risk Management (APHIRM) toolkit to address these important gaps. In addition, you will explore the role of the ergonomist in MSD risk management and there will be open opportunites for discussion.

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the largest Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) problem in many countries, including Australia where their annual total costs are calculated to be over $24 billion. There is now robust evidence from a large body of peer-reviewed research, including both epidemiological and intervention studies, that a diverse range of work-related psychosocial hazards affect MSD risk but this is not being translated into contemporary risk management approaches.

 Thursday 13 August 2020
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:15PM (AEST)

Non-Members: $30 (Inc. GST)
Member Price: Free to Members inc AIHS members.
AIHS Members please do not register through the online link. If you would liek to register please email before 12:00Pm (AEST)  on Tuesday 11 August. You will be asked to confirm your email address that corresponds to your AIHS Membership

*Registrations Close: 13th Aug 20 11:59 PM*



Associate Professor Jodi Oakman.
Associate Professor Jodi Oakman leads the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors at La Trobe University. She began her career as a physiotherapist before undertaking a Master’s degree in Ergonomics.

She worked in a range of industry settings as an Ergonomist before moving to Academia. Her PhD investigated organisational influences on the retirement intentions of older workers.

She has published widely on the area of occupational influences on health and leads a range of projects concerning the impact of work on people’s health at work, with a particular focus on musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)