February 2014 Chapter Meeting - Assessing Ergonomics Prevents Workplace Injuries

  • 25 Feb 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The Rutgers Club, 199 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


  • For active members in good standing.
  • Open to any full-time student and to hazmat professionals not currently employed.
    Students please bring your student ID to the meeting.
    Others, please bring a copy of your current resume.

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February 2013 Chapter Meeting

Assessing Ergonomics Prevents Workplace Injuries

Shara Arnofsky, MSPT,CEAS


5:30    Registration

6:30    Dinner & Business Meeting

7:15    Technical Presentation

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CHMM’s and Safety Professionals have been successfully using JHA’s and PHA’s to identify potential extrinsic causes of injury in the workplace. However, there are still injuries occurring due to other factors that have not been previously fully identified. Through further analysis, it has become apparent that we need to look at the intrinsic factors in the workforce that are causing these musculoskeletal injuries. Therefore, the importance of ergonomics (the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population) has become more evident to even further reduce the potential for these muscle and joint sprains and strains. The inclusion of medical professionals on our teams to better evaluate job tasks and the workplace seems to be the obvious next step to help meet OSHA guidelines and prevent these injuries.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  SHARA ARNOFSKY, MSPT,CEAS is a 1997 cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering where she majored in Bioengineering and minored in Psychology. These subjects gave her a solid foundation in science and developed powerful methods for understanding basic physiological processes.  She pursued a graduate degree in Physical Therapy and in 1999 Shara graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Medicine with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. She is a licensed Physical Therapist in New York and New Jersey and a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist.  In 2006 Shara founded Core Strength Physical Therapy.  She practices privately in both a clinical setting and at clients’ locations, assessing potential physical and ergonomic issues, teaching movement and postural reeducation with a comprehensive core and joint stabilization program. Shara is dedicated to helping assure that tasks fit the people who perform them to gain better control of movement in a pain free way in order to be physically functional and fit.

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