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California State Fund Hosts Office Ergonomics Workshop

Bay Area Employers will learn the benefits of “fitting the job to the worker rather than forcing the worker to fit the job” at a free Office Ergonomics Workshop at State Fund’s San Francisco District Office on October 18-19.

The workshop is part of a series of educational programs State Compensation Insurance Fund is holding throughout California in order help employers create safe workplaces and to inform them about new workers’ compensation regulations.

Featured speakers include State Fund’s ergonomic expert R.J. Banks who last month earned a 2005 “Employee Safety Award” from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Also speaking is Chris Shulenberger, Director of Ergonomics for Clayton Group Services.

All attendees will receive a complimentary CD-ROM entitled “Ergonomics: How May We Help You?” The CD-ROM was created and copyrighted by Banks and produced by State Fund’s Safety & Health Services Department.

“The two-day workshop explores ways employers can minimize musculoskeletal disorders which have become common workplace injuries. Ergonomics is making great strides in reducing such injuries. Employers have seen injuries greatly reduced when simple ergonomic principles become everyday work practices,” said State Fund’s Banks.

Workshop topics include: Understanding and preventing Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders; Applying ergonomic intervention strategies; and, Developing and customizing an office ergonomics-training program.

Where: The San Francisco District Office is located at 303 Second Street, 7th Floor (South Tower), in San Francisco.

When: October 18-19, 2005. The workshop starts at 8:30am and runs to 4:30pm for both days.

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Source: California State Compensation Insurance Fund