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CROSH Webinar: Incorporating Sex and Gender into Applied Ergonomic Research: Important Insights Gained!
Ergonomics aims to improve people's work performance through modifying tasks to accommodate individual attributes and is comprised of physical, cognitive and organizational domains of work. An important additional consideration is the social dynamics of the work environment and corresponding influence on worker health. Dr. Sinden will discuss highlights from her current research that have investigated the influence of physical constructs and social environment on workers' health while considering the influence of sex/gender. Incorporating a sex-gender based analysis (SGBA) has elucidated important insights about how women perform work in male-dominant environments that may increase their risk of injury.

May 30, 2018 12:15 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kathryn Sinden R.Kin., PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology @Lakehead University
Dr. Sinden's research focus is in applied ergonomics and involves collaborations with employers to develop tools that can be used to reduce exposure to risk factors that are linked to workplace injury. Kathryn also has 14 years of experience working as a kinesiologist in disability management and ergonomics.