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How Your Chair is Killing you & Why the Gym Won't Save you

  • Tizzano's Party Center 1361 East 260th Street Euclid, OH, 44132 United States (map)

Audrey Backes, ASP, Ergonomist

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
November 15, 2017

Luncheon Meeting – 11:30 a.m. til 1 p.m.

Tizzano’s Party Center

 1361 East 260th Street, Euclid, 44132

Many ergonomists now believe that continual sitting at a desk can be a health hazard in itself.  Some advocate getting out of the chair or sitting position every hour or two to stretch and get the blood circulating in your body.  Others think it is good to break-up the working day by standing and sitting while standing even if you are writing or working at a computer terminal.

This presentation covers the hot topic of “The Sitting Disease”.  We will cover the effects of sitting and how to prevent these harmful effects on your body.  We will discuss the latest craze in standing desks as well as other new ergonomic products on the market.  We will also discuss how to fit standing desks, more movement, and safe solutions to sitting into your workplace without breaking the bank.


Audrey Backes is an Ergonomist with the BWC.  She joined the Bureau in March of 2015 after working as a Safety Director at a lime mine.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University in Environmental Health and Safety and a Master’s Degree from the University of Toledo in Occupational Health and Safety.  She recently received her Associate Safety Professional Certification in August 2016.  She has extensive experience in working to prevent injuries and illnesses caused from work-related hazards and exposure.

Reservations are required for this meeting. You may choose to pay online, or pay at the door. The cost for members is $22 and $27 for non-members.  For those who chose to pay at the door, you may pay only by cash or check, no credit cards will be accepted.  All attendees must make their payment on or before the meeting, members cannot request to be invoiced.  Anyone making a reservation and do not attend without making a proper cancelation will be charged for the meeting.  This meeting qualifies as 1 of the 10 meetings that are required under the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.    

IMPORTANT – For your organization to receive credit for attending the meeting you must stay until the end.   If you leave early, your organization may not receive credit for the meeting. 

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Later Event: November 30