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Attention: BAER Meetings are discontinued until further notice.

Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of Every Month 4:45pm -6:00pm

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April 21, 2021


Zoom Host: Melissa Afterman Speaker: Eileen Vollowitz, PT

Back Belts in the Workplace

20 years ago, the largest prospective study study on back belt use reported no reduction in back injuries. Suddenly, the use of back belts became taboo in the workplace. The belts studied were elastic. Rigid-type lifting belts were not studied. Eileen will review recent evidence on the efficacy of rigid support belts in reducing low back injury risk.

If you have a back belt you recommend, please bring one to show!

Sponsor: Back-A-Line

Free samples for those who participate!

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Past events

BAER New Year Cocktail Planning Meeting

Join us for the first meeting of the new year on January 20 at 4:45pm-6:00pm. BYOC! Celebrate with old friends and help plan BAER on Google!

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Meeting ID: 894 4174 9082

Passcode: worksite

February 17, 2021

Kristen Rouillard,

Combatting Eye Strain in the Digital Workplace

Kristen's talk will discuss digital eye strain: symptoms, related anatomy/physiology, risk factors, ergonomic recommendations and best practices for computer workstations, considerations for other digital devices.

March 17, 2021

Dave Smith,
Health and Safety Professional

Covid-19 and Ergonomics

The pandemic has impacted everyone and everything. Dave will cover several key points on situational awareness, regulatory response, liability issues for employers and ergonomics.