Biomechanically-Based Push-Pull Limits to Protect the Back; and Monitoring the Performance of Particulate Respirators [4724]
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: D180

   Sergey Grinshpun, Professor, Director of the Center for Health-Related Aerosol Studies, University of Cincinnati
   William Marras, Executive Director & Scientific Director of the Spine Research Institute, The Ohio State University

Track: Research and Development
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate

The speakers present two studies from The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. Research has identified pushing and pulling as a risk factor for low back disorders. Yet, only subjectively based guidelines have been reported in the literature. This presentation summarizes a study that established biomechanically based guidelines to protect the back during pushing, pulling and turning. Secondly, the University of Cincinnati team developed and evaluated a novel real-time respirator seal integrity monitor (ReSIM) for full-mask elastomeric respirators used by firefighters and other work populations. Results showed ReSIM properly detects respirator performance failures in real time with a high sensitivity and specificity. It can alert a wearer about a sudden increase of inhalation exposure.

Learning Objectives:
Identify pushing and pulling risk exposure in the workplace
Discuss how to limit exposures to protect workers
Explain why it is important to monitor respiratory performance at the workplace in real time
Summarize the features of the newly developed ReSIM

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

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