Event Description

QUEST: Office Ergonomics: Guidelines for Injury Prevention

Dec. 12, 2012

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

QNET Member:            $39 + GST
Non-Member Rate:      $49 + GST

Location: QNET - Suite 660, 175 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg

Ergonomic awareness is the first step to changing unsafe behaviours and will empower you to work wiser, use good body mechanics, reduce discomfort and increase productivity.

This presentation covers ergonomic principles as they relate to postures, movement and productivity in the office based workplace. Common musculoskeletal injury (MSI) risk factors are identified and solutions are provided to help the participants learn to set up their own workstations, to prevent injury and to promote a healthy "workstyle".  Included in the session is an outline of the risk factors and prevention relating to common RSI (repetitive strain injuries) in the upper extremities, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, rotator cuff syndrome.

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify common office ergonomic, MSI and RIS risk factors.
  • Provide recommendations for managing those risk factors.
  • Help prevent injuries in their workplace.


Marnie Courage is the Owner and Managing Director at Enabling Access. She has 12 years of experience providing occupational therapy services to people living with injury and disability, as well as preventing injury through ergonomic and wellness education and training. She has developed successful, well recognized workplace injury prevention programming for both office and industrial based companies. Marnie provides medical legal testimonials, is a Life Care Planner, holds certification in the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) and is a regular Sessional Instructor for the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Manitoba. She is a dynamic public speaker and educator and has presented at several health, safety, wellness and disability conferences. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a Degree in Medical Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, both from the University of Manitoba.

QUEST is a series of information sessions that bridge the gap between business needs and local consulting expertise. Presentations feature a variety of concepts, tools and practices relevant for today’s workplace. 

This session is presented by QNET in partnership with Industry Workforce Development,
Manitoba Entrepreneurship Training and Trade.

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