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CME and WorkSafeBC are hosting workshops to educate employers on main recommendations on how to perform an incident investigation for Musculoskeletal injuries.

What you will discover

  • Discover detailed MSI statistics that describe the overexertion injuries challenges in manufacturing.
  • Learn about Ergonomics Basics : Risk Factors, Risk Assessment and Controls
  • Discover the differences vs an acute injury investigation and a MSI investigation

who should attend

This workshop is ideal for leaders, managers, safety professionals, operations personnel and manufacturing specialists.


Gina Vahlas, Ergonomist – Risk Analysis Unit, WorkSafeBC
Gina has been an ergonomist for more than twenty years, as a consultant and working as an in-house ergonomist at the University of British Columbia before joining WorkSafeBC twelve years ago. A Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist and Certified Health and Safety Consultant, she has shared her knowledge at conferences across North America, including the National Ergonomics Conference in Las Vegas, USA and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development Conference.


Jose Barranco, Industry Specialist – Manufacturing, WorkSafeBC

Jose Barranco joined WorkSafeBC as an Industry Specialist after working for Amazon.com as Health & Safety Manager, he previously worked for Procter & Gamble as Regional Safety Manager and was responsible for the Americas Machine Safety Program. During his tenure at P&G Jose led the regional machinery retrofit program to make legacy equipment compliant with ANSI, ISO and CSA standards. This project spanned through 19 manufacturing sites and 7 countries where equipment types ranged from diapers converting lines to laundry detergent bottling equipment. Jose holds a Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering and a CRSP certification.



Building SE2,
Town Square D 214
3700 Willingdon Ave
Burnaby, BC

Date & Time

November 21, 2019
8:30 AM -12:30 PM


$45+GST CME Member
$65+GST Non Member

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