Sitting is the NEW Smoking
The steering committee for the Lake County Safety Council is proud to present the August monthly program --- Sitting is the NEW Smoking --- with keynote speaker Audrey Hemlinger on Friday, August 16.
Hemlinger is an ergonomist with the Division of Safety and Hygiene at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. She provides consultation and training to Ohio employers on a variety of occupational safety and ergonomics issues.
Hemlinger will sort through what is fact and what is fiction regardng thelatest trends and concerns for seated office workers.
Among other items, she will cover common topics concerning -- sit-to-stand desks, are employers required to provide sit-to-stand options, do sit-to-stand options work and how to get out of the new sitting Disease.
In addition to work station assessment, Hemlinger provides assistance with job re-design, safe patients handling programs and safety intervention grants.
Hemlinger received her bachelor of science degree in environmental health and safety at Bowling Green State University, and a master of science degree in occupational health from the Univeristy of Toledo. She also holds a Cerrtified Safety Professional (CSP) designation.
The meeting will be held at the Villa Croatia Event Venue & Party Center (The Croatian Lodge), 34900 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake, OH 44095, with registration beginning at 11:15 a.m. The cost of the event is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Reservations may be made online at the LCSC web site listed below. The event is sponsored by:
---HzW Environmental Consultants