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Wednesday, September 9 • 1:10pm - 3:10pm
Total Worker Health™ Solutions For Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders

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Topic Overview: Today, stress, poor fitness and increased weight all present challenges for the health and safety of workers, especially in the prevention of strains, sprains and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs.) In this session, we will discuss the link between an employee’s overall health and these types of injuries. We will also give examples of changes to consider to better prevent these injuries, including, but not limited to, ergonomic equipment solutions.


  1. Describe how stress contributes to musculoskeletal disorders.
  2.  Explain how an obese worker may be at increased risk for musculoskeletal disorders.    
  3. List two environmental concerns that should be considered in an effort to improve safety for the obese worker.
  4. Review two organizational level solutions to prevent musculoskeletal disorders.

avatar for Deb Fell-Carlson, RN, MSPH, COHN-S, FAAOHN

Deb Fell-Carlson, RN, MSPH, COHN-S, FAAOHN

Deb Fell-Carlson is the Policyholder Safety and Wellness Adviser for SAIF Corporation, a not-for-profit workers’ compensation insurer in Oregon. She is passionate about improving worker health and safety and has most recently been involved in strategic efforts to help Oregon employers... Read More →

Wednesday September 9, 2015 1:10pm - 3:10pm PDT
Pacific Concourse B

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