Preventing MSIs in Ornamental Nurseries

General Sessions


Helen Chandler, WorkSafe

Helen Chandler has been an OHS Consultant with Consultation and Education Services at WorkSafeBC for 9 years. Helen has been employed in the field of Occupational Health and Safety for over 25 years including working as an OHS Advisor for Vancouver General Hospital, Manager of OHS at BCIT, and as an Ergonomics Consultant for the State Compensation Insurance Fund in California. She has a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from BCIT.

Tami Perkins, WorkSafe

Tami Perkins earned her BSc in Kinesiology at SFU, where she specialized in biomechanics.  After spending a few years working in rehabilitation and worker physical/cognitive assessments, she moved into Ergonomics where she has spent the past 20 years of her career. As an Ergonomist at WorkSafeBC, Tami has worked both in the Fatal and Serious Injury department as a Human Factors Specialist as well as in her current roll as Ergonomist/Human Factor Specialist in the Risk Analysis Unit. As a Human Factors Specialist within WorkSafeBC’s Fatal and Serious injury investigation division, Tami was responsible for analyzing why an event occurred for the benefit of organizational and industry-wide learning.  In her current roll within the RAU, she continues her work in human factors and incident investigation while also working with employers to help reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury.


Preventing MSIs in Forest and Ornamental Nurseries

MSIs (musculoskeletal injuries) are the leading type of injuries in many industries, particularly forest and ornamental nurseries. In this session learn about the basics of the MSI risk management process and how to incorporate MSI management into current safety practices. In addition, learn about a new resource in development by WorkSafeBC specifically for Ornamental Nurseries and provide feedback about what you and your employees want to see in this resource.

Date & Time(s)

11:00am - 12:00pm, Wednesday September 14, 2022


Member Early Bird: $75.00

Non Member Early Bird: $95.00

Member Regular: $95.00

Non Member Regular: $110.00

Early bird seminar rates will available until Friday, September 2nd. 

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