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RSI Day 2023

February 28, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join OHC for a series of virtual events to celebrate Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day


Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CST)

Mindfulness Skills for Chronic Pain 

Presenter: Lisa Houtkooper, BN, MN
Occupational Health Nurse, Workplace Mindfulness Facilitator
Occupational Health Centre

Are you living with chronic pain after a workplace injury? Chronic pain can affect all aspects of a person’s life. There is increasing evidence that a regular mindfulness practice can reduce a person’s pain experience. Join this session and learn how mindfulness can be a powerful tool in coping with chronic pain.


Monday, February 27, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (CST)

Safety Culture:  A Fundamental Component in Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention and Psychological Health and Safety

Presenters: Gail Archer-Heese, Jennifer Dyck, Michelle Mialkowski, and Michael Pogorzelec
Prevention Consultants
SAFE Work Manitoba

This session will highlight how a strong safety culture is fundamental in reducing workplace injuries at your organization, and explore how a strong safety culture compliments the safety and health program with a focus on musculoskeletal injury prevention and psychological health and safety.


Tuesday, February 28, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (CST)

Ergonomic and Psychosocial Risk Factor Evaluation Tools

Presenter: Andrew Dolhy, CPE
Occupational Health Centre

Participants will be given an overview of two different evaluation tools to assess workplaces and tasks for MSI-related hazards from a physical ergonomic and psychosocial hazard perspective. Case studies and examples will be provided with resources for participants to obtain these free evaluation tools.

Please contact Tiffany Pau for further information


February 28, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm