WWCMA/NEHRA Webinar: Is Sitting the New Smoking: Ergonomic Wellness in Today's Workplace
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Sitting creates havoc on the body. We were not meant to be sedentary creatures and many of us now sit for 8-12 hours a day or more. All this “sitting” is hurting our bodies making us prone to Muscular Skeletal Disorders and increasing our health risks. Poor body mechanics and not utilizing good ergonomic principles sets the stage for unnecessary injuries to occur. This comprehensive presentation will teach participants everything they need to know about ergonomics and injury prevention.

10/20/2014
When: 10/20/2014
From 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Webinar
Presenter: Iris Sokol, President ErgoWell
Contact: programs@wwcma.org


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A Webinar co-sponsored by WWCMA & NEHRA

Sitting creates havoc on the body. We were not meant to be sedentary creatures and many of us now sit constantly; during our commute to work, at a computer for 8 – 12 hours a day (or more), we sit in front of the TV when we get home or go back on the computer…. all this “sitting” is hurting our bodies making us prone to Muscular Skeletal Disorders (MSDs), and increasing our health risks of higher cholesterol levels and obesity. Add poor body mechanics and not utilizing good ergonomic principles, you have set the stage for unnecessary injuries to occur.

This comprehensive presentation will teach participants everything they need to know about ergonomics and injury prevention and will include:

  • Ergonomics 101 – Everything you need to know about how to set up your workstation and make you as comfortable as possible while you work.
  • Injury prevention from within – Easy ways to change your behavior and work habits to prevent injuries and unnecessary health risks.
  • Sitting Fit – A stretch breaks segment done in your chair that helps relieve muscular aches and pains in common areas affected by prolonged sitting.
  • Strategic Program Planning - What companies can do to create a proactive verses reactive ergonomics program.
  • Cost Savings - How a company can avoid spending money on ergonomists.

About the Presenter: Iris Sokol, President and Founder,
Ergowell, LLC

Iris is a certified Ergonomist with over 30 years of experience in the ergonomic and health promotion industry. In 1985, Iris founded Fitness Works at Work, Inc. (FWAW), a company that provided corporate fitness center management and health promotion services for leading companies throughout New England. Iris, along with her partner and husband Ken grew FWAW into one of the leading companies in the health promotion industry, and in 2011, they sold the company to a national competitor, Plus One Health Management.  Since then, Iris has gone on to create Ergowell, LLC, an ergonomic consulting company that provides ergonomic services to top notch companies throughout New England and nationally

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