The workshops will teach safe work behavior and body mechanics through actual practice of the techniques. We will also teach appropriate stretching and strengthening exercises that can be performed on the job. Emphasis will be placed on motivating employees to accept responsibility for performing work tasks safely and the care of their bodies. They will be taught the misconception of “ergonomic equipment” as the primary solution for aches and pains. Workers are encouraged to think of themselves as industrial athletes who must have a body that is fit for the job and that resists fatigue day after day; year after year. This is a positive, dynamic, interactive, and educational experience for all participants.
Instructor: Casey McClean, Hickok & Boardman
** These programs were made possible in part by funding provided by: New York State Occupational Safety and Health Hazard Abatement Board through the OSH T + E Fund. We thank them for helping us keep North Country workers safe on the job. **