Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sonographers, Radiographers and Mammographers [2611]
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus
Room: Union A

   Carolyn Sommerich, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

Track: Ergonomics
Secondary Track: Medical
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate


A participatory ergonomics process was initiated with imaging technologists to develop interventions to improve work conditions and reduce occupational exposure to musculoskeletal discomfort and injury risk factors. Participatory ergonomics involves researchers and workers collaborating to improve work methods, tools and conditions.  The primary emphasis was on engineering controls. Many intervention concepts were generated through the process. The most promising were tested and favorably assessed by workers.  The presenter describes the participatory techniques and interventions.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss participatory methods for working with imaging technologists and other workers to develop new ideas for workplace ergonomic and safety improvements
Explain several concepts for reducing imaging technologists' exposure to risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorder

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

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