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Ergonomics Is Safety Council Topic Sept. 9

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Learning how to incorporate ergonomics into the workplace is the subject at noon Sept. 9 during the monthly meeting of the Mahoning Valley Safety Council in the social hall of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

The safety council is administered by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber.

Mike Rienerth, ergonomics consultant and technical adviser for the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, will help Safety Council members develop a written ergonomics process for their companies based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration program management guidelines.

OSHA says that ergonomics helps reduce employees’ muscle fatigue, increase their productivity and reduce the number and severity of work-related musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries and lower back injuries.

Registration, required by Friday, begins at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 9 with the program running from noon to 1 p.m.

To register, call Amy at 330 744 2131, Ext. 12. Cost is $20 for members of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, $30 for those who aren’t.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.