The courses will be presented by Alex Hearding, NCRMA’s chief risk management officer, and Dr. Chris Hughes, a professor and physical therapist with Atlas Performance Technologies, specializing in orthopedic physical therapy and biomechanics. The courses are:
- Introduction to Cannabis Ergonomics: Worker rights, ergonomic hazards and repetitive motion injuries, hazard controls, ergonomic process for operations, developing an optimal workflow, and an introduction to best practices – taught by Hearding.
- Prune Like a Pro: Practices with biomechanical analytics to avoid hazards and injuries while cannabis pruning – taught by Dr. Hughes.
- Trim Like a Pro: Practices with biomechanical analytics to avoid hazards and injuries while trimming cannabis – taught by Dr. Hughes.
- Lift Like a Pro: Practices with biomechanical analytics to prevent injuries while lifting in a cannabis work environment – taught by Dr. Hughes.
The courses will be available on June 23 following a presentation by Hearding and Dr. Hughes in an episode of Chronic Risk, NCRMA’s webinar series, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The event will be hosted by Tamala J. McBath, chief execution officer for the NCRMA. Register for the webinar here. The courses will be offered at $150 each.