Injury Prevention Techniques for the Aging Workforce [4515]
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: C160AB

   Scott Mullett, Occupational Athletic Trainer, Ergonomic Consultants and Injury Prevention Specialists

Track: Prevention
Secondary Track: Ergonomics
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic


It's evident that our workforce is working longer. By 2024, forecasters estimate 26 percent of the U.S. workforce will be employed at or above the standard retirement age. Injuries are more debilitating when a worker is older. The presenter discusses how you can prevent injuries by using techniques that focus on strength, flexibility, balance, vision and health. The audience should have a basic understanding of common musculoskeletal disorders.

Learning Objectives:
Explain aging workforce trends and common musculoskeletal disorders that occur in the workplace
Identify the causes of these musculoskeletal disorders and muscle imbalances that occur as a result of aging
Recognize visual impairments that may affect the aging worker and techniques to prevent these impairments
Discuss specific cases that have relieved discomfort, prevented further injury, and developed a stronger, healthier worker

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

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Injury Prevention Techniques for the Aging Workforce

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