SSM has created the Certified Health Ergonomics Safety Specialist (CHESS) Designation Program to help you tackle the biggest source of workplace injuries – musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs).
The CHESS program is designed by a health care professional and health ergonomist to give you practical tools and techniques to identify, assess and reduce the risk of MSIs in your workplace.
MSIs are the single greatest health cost a company faces – 59 per cent of all time-loss injuries according to WCB. With the CHESS designation program, you will learn and practice how to assess the many physical and psychological factors that cause MSIs and make them worse.
The first Certified Health Ergonomics Safety Specialist (CHESS) Designation Program will be held February 13-15, 2012, at SSM. CHESS is a 40-hour program completed in two parts:
- Three days of in-class learning and discussion
- Two days (equivalent) of home study
CHESS is designed and delivered by Dr. Stephan Cooper (M.Sc., D.C.), a professional ergonomist. Dr. Cooper combines the latest in ergonomic, medical and anatomical research to give you evidence-based, leading-edge insights into ergonomics and injury prevention.
The CHESS designation program is designed for individuals who are responsible for health and safety, injury prevention and return-to-work programs in any industry or workplace.
What: Certified Health Ergonomics Safety Specialist (CHESS) Designation Program
When: February 13-15, 2012
Where: SSM, 3-1680 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg
For more information and to register: