The Southern Idaho Manufacturing Safety and Health Association’s (SIMSHA) will present an educational event on repetitive motion injury prevention. The presentation, titled “Ergonomics: Repetitive Motion Injury Prevention,” will feature Bryan Wright, PT, DPT, Cert MDT of Wright Physical Therapy, as the speaker. The meeting is free to attend and open to all regional employers, human resource professionals, and safety management in area manufacturing and industrial companies. BC Sales of Boise will be sponsoring lunch for those in attendance.

In the upcoming presentation, Wright will discuss how ergonomics is the science of workplace design that tries to make the job fit the person rather than the person fitting the job, according to a news report from Twin Falls Times-News. The presentation will include ways that employers can identify and prevent repetitive motion injuries in the workplace, as well as procedures to provide care for injuries.

SIMSHA aims to bring companies together from across all industries in the Magic Valley to create, implement, and maintain safe and healthy working environments for employees and employers as well as eliminate injuries and fatalities, according to the Twin Falls Times-News news report. Comprised of more than 50 area business owners and safety managers in food processing, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, retail, and education, the organization meets monthly at the College of Southern Idaho.

The event will be July 11 at the College of Southern Idaho’s Twin Falls Campus in the Taylor Building, #277, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. For more information, about membership in this free organization, contact Norm Szerlip at norm.szerlip@ameripride.com or Stacy Madsen at smadsen@ csi.edu.

Source: Twin Falls Times-News