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Health / Safety

Ergonomic Office training and equipment giveaway Sept. 25

September 8, 2009

Come to the Office Ergonomics Training session to learn ways to improve your workstation to decrease discomfort and pain. Pre-registration is now open for a free training for university employees 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25.

Proper ergonomics key to comfort

Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders, or MSD’s, is becoming an issue of great importance in workplaces across the country. Although the number of injuries is decreasing, injuries still arise because of poor ergonomic practices in the office. Improper equipment such as chairs, furniture and computer accessories, awkward postures, repetitive motions and other related issues all can lead to musculoskeletal disorders.

Correct practices

Increasing awareness of proper ergonomics and how to implement the correct practices in the office is the first step toward preventing musculoskeletal disorders.

Come and learn how to work effectively without hurting yourself in the process.

Where: 
The training room is located in the General Services building found north of Pitkin between East Drive and Mason, in Room 340.

When:  Friday, Sept. 25, 2009

Time:  9-10:30 a.m.

Cost:  Priceless (free to CSU community members)

Pre-registration is required: http://www.ehs.colostate.edu/WErgo/Home.aspx under "Training Registration," or call (970) 491-2724.

Why: Feeling discomfort at work?

What you will learn: In this session you will learn about injuries and injury risk factors, symptoms, examples of ergonomics, recommend posture, guidelines, equipment and the overall recommended workstation setup, in addition to many other related issues. Please call or email with any questions you may have.

Raffle

After training ergonomic office equipment will be given away in a free raffle to attendees.

Bring your co-workers!
www.ehs.colostate.edu


Contact: Frank Gonzales
E-mail: frank.gonzales@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-2724