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    CANCELED -10/22/19- Employee Wellness:

    Date: October 22, 2019, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
    Amy Packer
    CMC, Edwards, CO
    $15 HCHRA Members / $35 Non-Members
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    Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the Oct. 22 program.  We apologize for the inconvenience but please look for details on our next program coming soon.



    OCTOBER 22, 2019




    $15 HCHRA Members / $35 Non-Members

     Register HERE!

    Why Ergonomics and Injury Prevention are Crucial to Employee Retention, Productivity and Reducing OSHA Claims


    OSHA claims are costly for an organization.  Injury claims not only cost money, but loss of a skilled worker and/or need to train another worker or new hire. When a properly constructed ergonomic/injury prevention program is implemented it must include employee engagement. Without input from the front line, your program is destined to fail.  


    All participants will learn about the OSHA recommended components for a successful ergonomic and injury prevention program.  They will gain an understanding of the necessary steps to implement a comprehensive injury prevention program and what it takes to decrease OSHA recordables. This presentation will address the role of employee engagement and good management interactions to improve the outcomes of all injury prevention programs. 


    Learning Objectives:


    • Identify components of a good ergonomic program

    • Describe management vs employee roles in the ergonomic process

    • Identify the role ergonomics and injury prevention play in employee retention and productivity 

    • Identify ways to improve employee engagement within an injury prevention program


    The Working Athlete: Daily Warm-ups, Good Postures and Microbreaks are the key to healthy work and healthy play

    Everyone is an athlete.  In your job, you may be an office athlete, industrial athlete, or athlete of other job types.  An NFL quarterback doesn’t practice a throw once and have it mastered. He repeats his technique, so his body recalls exactly what he needs to do to complete the pass. Working athletes also need repeated techniques to make good posture a habit when completing a task.


    Regardless of the industry or sport, when it comes to injury prevention, training postures are a key factor that need to be addressed. Poor/awkward postures can lead to MSDs and good postures can prevent injury and improve productivity. But, getting employees to be consistent with good postures is no easy task. 


    In this course you will learn what good posture vs poor posture means and how to find a good posture.  You will learn what muscle really needs to be engaged in lifting to prevent injury. And finally, you will learn when to use dynamic vs static stretching. 


    Learning Objectives:


    • Identify Good vs Poor postures

    • Identify common awkward postures that lead to MSDs 

    • Describe when to use dynamic stretching vs static stretching

    • Describe why lifting with our legs is not truly effective and how to easily find a good posture for all tasks.



    Presented by:  Iolanthe Culjak, PT, CEAS


    Iolanthe Culjak, PT, CEAS, has over 24 years of experience in employee health, injury prevention and recovery. She has been a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist since 2005, and a physical therapist since 1995.  She has performed ergonomic assessments and injury prevention training for organizations in many industries including the U.S Dept of Interior, manufacturing, construction and office. She specializes in the human factor which is a key component in injury prevention. She is an avid runner, skier, fly-fisher and loves spending time outdoors with her white husky.