Impact of Obesity on Musculoskeletal Disorders & Ergonomics [39.23]
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Speakers:
   Blake McGowan, Director of Ergonomics Research, VelocityEHS | Humantech

Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Secondary Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels

Description:
Adult obesity rates in Ohio have grown 200% since 1990. Today, 33.8% of adults in Ohio are considered obese, the 11th-highest rate among states. Research shows that the growing prevalence of obesity in the workforce has resulted in an increase in the incidence and cost of musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace. During this session, participants learn the impact of obesity on task demands and physical capabilities, as well as methods to accommodate the changing workforce population.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define the growing prevalence of obesity in the workforce and the impact on the incidence and cost of musculoskeletal disorders.
2. Describe the impact of obesity on task demands and physical capabilities.

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CRC: 1
  RN: 1
  EPA: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1





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