FCICA to Host Ergonomic Hazards Webinar

FCICA to Host Ergonomic Hazards Webinar

FCICA, the Flooring Contractors Association, continues their live online educational series with a webinar on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:00 am EST. Dr. Ann Marie Dale, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Occupational Therapy at WUSM, will present the session Common Ergonomic Hazards and Appropriate Controls for Commercial Flooring Installation

Floor layers are at risk of developing chronic soft tissue injuries from long-term physically demanding work tasks. There are many available tools and equipment that can reduce risk of these injuries. This session will cover basic information about common ergonomic hazards, suggestions for ideal work processes and examples of recommended tools and equipment to reduce hazards. As with every FCICA webinar, this session will include an interactive Q&A, so bring your questions. Don’t miss this FREE to FCICA members session!

This is an AIA (American Institute of Architects) Approved CES (Continuing Education System) webinar.  The AIA CES mission is to support AIA members in mastering new knowledge and skills to meet the changing requirements of the profession and to responsibly meet the role that society entrusts to architects.

Register now at http://www.fcica.com/webinars. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST.  Join FCICA for this FREE to members interactive webinar on Common Ergonomic Hazards and Appropriate Controls for Commercial Flooring Installation Not a member of FCICA? You can still attend the webinar; the non-member price is $29.95.

Dr. Dale is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Occupational Therapy at WUSM. Dr. Dale has over 30 years of experience in the clinical treatment of work-related upper extremity conditions and in worksite based prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. She has used a variety of intervention methods for individuals and groups of workers in many industries including healthcare, construction, retail grocery, automotive, manufacturing, and service industries, to prevent or reduce the effects of physical exposures from work tasks. Since joining the OSHR Group in 2001, she earned a Ph.D. in Epidemiology with a focus on measurement and evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders. She is currently exploring safety and ergonomic interventions in the construction industry and participatory health interventions among retail grocery workers. Both projects focus on reducing physical exposures and improving the health of workers. Dr. Dale has a passion for helping workers maintain and regain function in order to lead successful and productive work lives.

FCICA, headquartered in West Bloomfield, MI, is an international association organized to provide a unique network for problem solving, education and support, to enhance our members’ businesses and the flooring industry.  Its vision is to be recognized by the floor covering design and construction industries as the commercial flooring contractors’ organization, providing the highest level of installation expertise, solutions and opportunities to network with industry experts.  FCICA’s contractor members serve the continental United States, plus Burma, Guam and Canada.   For more information about FCICA: visit our website www.fcica.com or call 248-661-5015; toll free (877) TO-FCICA.

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