The NCRMA is hosting a webinar on June 23 to announce the release of a collection of four courses in its NCRMAcademy. The courses will focus on ergonomics and the prevention of workplace injuries in the cannabis industry.
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.