The aging work population today are experiencing increasing incidences of life-changing disabilities associated with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), obesity, stress, poor nutrition and lack of exercise. This trend has become exacerbated by challenges of working remotely from home. Resolving these complex problems requires an equally life-changing integrative approach. In this webinar, an integrated approach utilizing behavioral-based ergonomics, wellness interventions, and ADA and EEOC-compliant physical ability testing will be addressed. Behavioral-based ergonomics involves increasing compliance with ergonomic and wellness interventions by helping employees understand: 1.) causes of MSDs and most disabling illnesses, 2.) physiological effects of ergonomics and wellness interventions, 3.) how lifestyle changes improve health, and 4.) harmful consequences of non-compliance and poor lifestyles. The presenters, Dr. Richard Bunch, and Mr. Trevor Bardarson, licensed and orthopedic board certified physical therapists and certified behavioral-based ergonomic specialists, will share over 50 years of combined field and clinical experience applying “behavioral-based” ergonomic programs and physical ability tests (PATs) to industries. They will explain work-related (office and field) and lifestyle causes of the most common types MSDs and illnesses affecting the workforce today. This will be followed by descriptions of how to apply optimum injury and illness interventions, improve safety by properly selecting and accommodating employees, and improve employee compliance with recommended interventions. Attendees will come away from this webinar with better knowledge about preventing injuries, improving health, increasing job engagement, and maximizing productivity for aging, deconditioned, and remote workers. So do not miss this dynamic webinar that will not only be life-changing for your organization’s employees, but for yourself as well! Learning Objectives: 1. Provide physiological explanations that motivate employee compliance to prevent injuries and improve health. 2. Apply behavioral-based ergonomic interventions and lifestyle changes to prevent injuries and improve health. 3. Apply ADA and EEOC-compliant physical ability tests to properly job match and accommodate employees.
Trevor Bardarson PT, OCS, CBES
WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems LLC
Richard Bunch, PhD, PT, CBES
WorkSaver Systems & ISR Institute, Inc. and Adjunct Associate Professor at Tulane
Presentation slides can be downloaded here.