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HEALTH & SAFETY PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS

That’s When My Back Went Out - Presentation

Chock full of information, this intensive session will bring to light the current research on back injuries. We will discuss the risk factors and causes of injuries. Attendees will be motivated with a focus on prevention and what can be done to improve performance and lifting technique in the workplace. Functionally proper lifting techniques will be discussed and practiced. Experience how pre-work warm-up and work-station stretching makes the back feel looser and more efficient.

Are You Getting Hurt? Ergonomics for Office Workers – Presentation or Work-Shop

Poor work-station design can cause pain, injury, and decreased productivity. After weeks, months, and years the poor design can take a toll on the body and mind with chronic injuries. There are simple, inexpensive things that can be done to improve the comfort and efficiency of an office work-station. Raising the computer monitor, adjusting the chair, moving the computer monitor in front of the worker, and adjusting the keyboard are just a few simple variations that can be done to help a worker feel better in his or her work-station. Join Dr. Mike for this practical and directly applicable session to learn how a work-station can be improved for more comfort and productivity.

 

Safe Lifting on the Shop Floor and in the Office – Presentation or Work-Shop

Back injuries are a leading cause of lost time in the workplace. Dr. Bracko will teach you and your employees the importance of safe lifting for the prevention of injuries. Safe lifting techniques will be addressed for industrial workers as well as office workers. This effective training program includes demonstrations of safe techniques to use in specific lifting situations (tight spaces, lifting unstable objects, etc). In addition, Dr. Bracko will demonstrate proper carrying techniques.


5 Minutes in the Morning – Pre-Work Warm-up – Prevention In Disguise – Presentation or Work-Shop

This practical and interactive session will engage attendees with the latest research and information on the remarkable benefits of pre-work warm-up for injury prevention. Mike Bracko will present a “user friendly” approach to implementing a 5-minute exercise program on the shop/office floor. A pre-work warm-up has been found to help workers in many ways: prevent injury, reduce WCB claim costs, reduce length of injury, and workers report improved feelings of self-esteem, self-worth, and physical conditioning.

Occupational Physiology: New Frontier in Health & Safety - Presentation

Injury prevention and improved performance are the rage, and they continue to grow in popularity. The question lingers though; is it possible to do both in the context of safety? Come join Mike Bracko talk about the exciting area of occupational physiology and how it relates to health, safety, AND improved performance in the workplace. Mike will discuss the most pressing issues in industry including: back injury prevention, performance enhancement, improved well-being, and the culture of behavior change.

 

Work-Station Stretching for Injury Prevention and Improved Productivity – Presentation or Work-Shop

Stand up . . . stretch those tired and sore muscles . . . feel better!! We’re talking about 4 stretches in 1-2 minutes. Work-station stretching has been found to reduce acute muscle pain, helps workers feel refreshed, and can improve productivity. The emerging evidence suggests that office workers, and other sedentary workers, have an “activity” break 3 – 5 times a day. When done individually, or with a group of co-workers, work-station stretching can add a new and exciting injury prevention/performance enhancement element to the work place.

Back Injury Prevention for Drivers - Presentation

Drivers are at risk for back injuries. This session helps drivers, managers, and safety pro’s to understand how back injuries occur and how to prevent them from occurring. Dr. Mike will discuss the risk factors for back injury, and practical easy-to-do prevention techniques. He will demonstrate exercises that will help drivers keep their backs strong and flexible. These exercises can be done before and after a drive, in the cab, and in the sleeper. This interactive session is a practical “user friendly” opportunity to learn about back injury prevention and improved performance on the road.

CONTACT DR BRACKO TO BOOK A LECTURE OR WORKSHOP

T:  403.246.3880
E:  drbrackofitness@aol.com