IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Implementation of an integrated prevention strategy for manual handling: Study of factors influencing the transfer of learning following trainer training


Manual handling causes many workplace injuries, particularly in the low back.

A new prevention strategy was recently developed with the financial support of the IRSST. This approach, the Integrated Prevention Strategy for Manual Handling (IPSMH), uses training to intervene with both working conditions and workers. The strategy is quite complex and different from existing practices and its effectiveness is based on user training.

The purpose of this research project is to assess the degree to which learners-trainers transfer what they have learned in training sessions, in an actual use context.

On completion of the project, the researchers will be able to determine the factors that influence the transfer of learning by future users-trainers using the IPSMH in an on-the-job context. The IPSH can then be fine-tuned by adapting good practices observed during workplace training sessions. In this way the training process can be improved.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 0099-9190
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2018
  • Denys Denis (IRSST)
  • Martin Lauzier (Université du Québec en Outaouais)