Assessment of Work-Related Injury Risks using RAMP I and II (Risk Assessment and Management tool for manual handling Proactively) KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (ramp.proj.kth.se) (December 2021-July 2022)
Manual Handling Awareness. SHIELDS Ltd, UK (February 28, 2023)
Work from Home – Work Life Balance and Time Management, Udemy. Trainers: Joeel & Natalie Rivera, Transformation Services, International Academy of Life Coaching & Entrepreneurship (2022)
Remote Work: How to Work From Home Productively, Udemy. Trainer: Alex Genadinik (2022)
Emerging Issues and Trends in Ergonomics & Human Factors Research: The New Normal, Ergonomics Course, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, BRICS Plus Network on Human Factors and Ergonomics (September 12, 2020)
Workshops on Newly developed and redesigned key indicator methods for assessment of different working conditions with physical workloads (André Klussmann); Ergonomic Assessment Work-Sheet (EAWS): structure, application and validation in the industrial sector (Gabriele Caragnano); Job exposure matrices for biomechanical factors (Alexis Descatha, Bradley A Evanoff); Exposure response relationship assessing biomechanical overload of lumbar spine and upper limbs by methods suggested in ISO standards (Enrico Occhipinti, Enrique Alvarez Casado, Natale Battevi, Daniela Colombini); New and Revised Exposure and Risk Assessment Methods For DUE MSDS (Carisa Harris Adamson); Exoskeletons for industrial use (Tessy Luger); Multilevel inventory of methods for risk assessment of physical workload (MEGAPHYS) (Britta Weber; Marianne Schust); SELFBACK, a digital health intervention to support self-management in low back pain (Karen Søgaard); Evidence-based, sustainable interventions: Do research and practice meet? (Jan Dul, Yves Roquelaure); Effectiveness of interventions to prevent low back pain: insights from the field (Henk van der Molen, Rahaman Shiri, Paul Kuijer, Emma Irvin); Fatigue mechanisms and Musculoskeletal disorders (Karen Søgaard, Julie Coté, Marie Barbe); Low Back Pain – Occupational and clinical aspects (Shlomo Moshe); Developing International Criteria for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Diseases (David Rempel, Karen Walker-Bone, Alexis Descatha, Andreas Seidler, Paul Kuijer); Musculoskeletal Injuries amongst Firefighters (Joy C MacDermid), during the 10th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS 2019), in Bologna, Italy (September 2-5, 2019)
HealthWISE: Work Improvement in Small Healthcare Enterprises, RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Dr Tsuyoshi Kawakami, Japan, International Labor Organization (April 5-7, 2019)
Certified training on Biofeedback and Somatic Feedback. Integrating biofeedback and somatic feedback with self-healing skills to resolve chronic disorders from test anxiety to severe chronic pain (2 days), Posture and Movement Corrections using EMG Biofeedback, Wearable Device and Smartphone App (1 day), and Prevention and management of Work-Related Stress and Musculoskeletal Disorders (1 day). Trainers: Prof. Erik Peper, Professor of Holistic Health Studies, San Francisco State University, USA, and Annette Booiman, Physiotherapist and Mensendieck Somato Cognitive Therapist, Netherlands (January 15-18, 2019).
Enhancing surgical performance through non-technical skills. Course on Cognitive Simulation and Ergonomics for Practising Surgeons, RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Modules on Mind the gap – skill variability among surgeons, The importance of cognitive factors in surgical performance, The art and science of cognitive simulation, Designing a personal simulator, Practical applications of cognitive simulation. Trainer: Dr. Uttam Shiralkar, UK (February 28, 2019).
Workshops on Assessing biomechanical risk with EAWS (Trainers: Manuela Ostermeier, Peter Kuhlang); Chronicle Workshop in intervention and evaluation research and practice (Trainers: Kirsten Olsen, Hans Jørgen Limborg); Collaborative robotics and Ergonomics (Trainers: Maurice Pauline, et al); ErgoCheck (Trainers: Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti, Paolo Campanini); Visual Ergonomics Lighting Workshop (Trainers: Jennifer Long; Hillevi Hemphälä); Posturology for Ergonomic Analysis (Trainers: Francisco Caceres, Martha Velez); Sedentary work, what’s the effectiveness of workplace interventions? (Trainer: Hermans Veerle); Mobile device for practical prevention in biomechanical overload (Trainer: Luigi Dal Cason); Eye Tracking Methodology in Screen-based Usability Testing (Trainer: Lin Wang) during the 20th World Ergonomics Congress in Florence, Italy (August 26-30, 2018)
Workshop on Human-centered design approach to designing of rehabilitation technology, 4th RECOUP International Conference on Ergonomics (RICE 2016), RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Naveen Bagalkot, India (August 10-11, 2016).
Pre-conference workshop on Human Factors in Affective Product Design, 4th RECOUP International Conference on Ergonomics (RICE 2016), RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainers: Prof. Martin Helander, Dr. Halimahtun Khalid (Malaysia) (August 10-11, 2016).
Symposium on Emerging issues in the prevention and management of work-related MSDs; Using job-exposure matrices to determine the impact of physical workload on workers musculoskeletal health: challenges and opportunities; Muscoloskeletal and venous disorders in standing work: risk factors and perspectives for future prevention; Biomechanics of the upper extremities during mobile IT work: smartphone use, workstations and mobility; Technical field measurements of sedentary work and occupational physical demands; Sustainable prevention of work-related MSDs: gender analysis and development of effective interventions; Models of work-related musculoskeletal disorders; Physical load risk assessment: methods for practitioners; Physical exposure and back disorders in the occupational life; Cohort studies using technical field measurements of sedentary work and/or occupational physical activity, PREMUS, the 9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Toronto, Canada (June 20-23, 2016).
Certified trainer on Risk Mapping, Biomechanical Overload using Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation, OCRA methods, Push-Pull-Carry, and Postural Risk using EPM TACO Tool for the EPM International Ergonomics School, Milan, Italy (www.epmresearch.org).
Advanced training in Ergocheck Risk Mapping and Sequential evaluation of Manual Material Handling, EPM International Ergonomics School Conference, Paris, France Trainers: Prof. Daniela Colombini, Prof. Enrico Occhipinti, Italy (October 2-3, 2015).
Essential occupational safety and health interventions in low- and middle income countries. Workshop in connection with the Cochrane Colloquium at Hyderabad, India (September 27, 2014).
Workshops on Designing work systems for productivity and well-being; Transforming working environment programmes into work place practice; Prospects for effective worker participation in occupational health and safety management; Human factors and the bottom line; Lightning, visual ergonomics and health implications at 11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM), held jointly with 46th Nordic Ergonomics & Human Factors Society Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark (August 17-20, 2014).
Symposium on Medication Safety; Patient’s Safety Issues in Hospital; Human Factors in Quality Improvement at 4th International Conference on Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety (HEPS 2014), Taipei, Taiwan (June 23-26, 2014).
Workshops on Let’s talk about office ergonomics – points beyond today’s guideline, Validity of methods assessing biomechanical exposures, Effect of musculoskeletal disorders case definition on surveillance at 8th International Conference on Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS), Busan, South Korea (July 8-11, 2013).
Workshops on Biomechanical overload in manual handling (April 25, 2013), Biomechanical overload (upper limbs) by repetitive movements/tasks: The checklist OCRA, and the mini OCRA checklist and risk mapping (April 26, 2013), Agricultural Ergonomics (April 30-May 3, 2013), Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (May 1-2, 2013), OCRA (May 2-3, 2013) in Bengaluru, India. Faculty: Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti, Italy, Enrique Alvarez-Casado, Spain.
Workshop on Participatory Ergonomics and Work Improvement in Small Enterprises at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Kazutaka Kogi, Japan, developer of Participatory Ergonomics and WISE (January 21, 2013).
2nd Southeast Asian Network of Ergonomics Societies (SEANES) Conference, Langkawi, Malaysia (July 9-12 2012).
30th International Congress on Occupational Health, in Cancun, Mexico (March 18-23, 2012).
IEA 2012 – 18th World Congress on Ergonomics, Recife, Brazil (February 12-16, 2012).
Biomechanics and Ergonomics Workshop: Introduction to Biomechanics, Static Muscular Work, Controversial issues such as lifting techniques, back braces and preemployment strength testing, Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation, The Strain Index, The Energy Expenditure Model, The Human Strength Prediction Model, The 2D Biomechanical Model, Ergonomic design of products, workplace design, and prevention and alleviation of back, shoulder and other injuries among health professionals at RECOUP, Bengaluru, India. Trainers: Prof. Arun Garg, Jay Kapellusch, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (January 12-16, 2009).
Low Back Pain Workshop: Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation, Maximum acceptable weight data, Borg-CR10 scale and 3-D Biomechanical model in Bengaluru, India. Trainers: Prof. Arun Garg, Jay Kapellusch, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (January 12-16, 2009).
Workshop on WRMSD of upper extremities: Analysis of jobs using Strain Index and TLV for HAL. Risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries to the upper extremity in Bengaluru, India. Trainers: Prof. Arun Garg, Jay Kapellusch, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (January 12-16, 2009).
Workshop on Office Ergonomics: Epidemiological studies on risk factors and prevention by Dr. Gerr and Dr. Moore in Bengaluru, India. Trainers: Prof. Arun Garg, Jay Kapellusch, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (January 12-16, 2009).
Research Methodology in Ergonomics: Introduction to Epidemiology (January 12-16, 2009) in Bengaluru, India. Trainers: Prof. Arun Garg, Jay Kapellusch, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Workshop on Musculoskeletal risk assessment of biomechanical overload of upper limbs with OCRA method in Bengaluru, India. Trainers: Prof. Daniela Colombini (developer of OCRA), Dr. Natale Battevi, Milano, Italy (Sept 17-21, 2008).
Workshop on Musculoskeletal risk assessment of biomechanical overload in manual material handing with NIOSH formula in Bengaluru, India. Trainers: Prof. Daniela Colombini, Dr. Natale Battevi, Milano, Italy (Sept 17-21, 2008).
Workshop on Musculoskeletal risk assessment of biomechanical overload on manual handling of patients with the MAPO method in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Dr. Natale Battevi, Milano, Italy (co-developer of MAPO method) (Sept 17-21, 2008).
EMG Applications in Ergonomics in Bengaluru, India. Trainer: Lucia Pigini, Milano, Italy (Sept 17-21, 2008).
Certificate course in Ergonomics from Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden (2004-05). The 6-month course provided knowledge in basic ergonomics from an ergonomics system approach and trained participants in techniques to evaluate and solve problems related to working conditions and human/machine systems. Content of the course included history of ergonomics, ergonomic system approach, human capabilities, ergonomics risk factors at the workplace, case studies in ergonomics, work-related musculoskeletal problems, Job Analysis methods, understand and apply improvement options in workstation design, material handling and storage, tools design and administrative improvements.
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