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Ohio State University provides ergonomics training to IEHA members

June 17, 2013

WESTERVILLE, OH — IEHA has arranged ergonomics education and training provided by Ohio State University (OSU) for IEHA members, according to a press release.

"Given the often physical nature of facility services, educating IEHA leaders on good ergonomic practices is vital. We are proud to provide this safety-enhancing authoritative ergonomics education from Ohio State University at a modest cost for our members nationwide," said Beth Risinger, chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director of IEHA.

Dr. Gary Allread, program director of the Institute for Ergonomics and his colleagues at the Ohio State University, has developed ergonomics training specifically for housekeepers, the release stated.

According to the release, through a government grant, OSU trained more than 1,000 hotel and hospital housekeepers and their supervisors at sites throughout the U.S.

While the grant and free training have concluded, OSU continues to make specialized training available cost-effectively for IEHA members, the release noted.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.