Mid-South AIHA Local Section Newsletter

September 15th Consortium Meeting

Duffy-Rath Musculoskeletal Wellness Program: A Case Study from Carrier


As you may recall, the next consortium meeting is scheduled for the September 15th meeting. The meeting will be held at Mt. Moriah Holiday Inn from 11:30-1:00. The price is $12 to attend and includes a lunch buffet.

This sessionís discussion topic will be the Worksite Musculoskeletal Wellness program at Carrier Corporation plant in Collierville, Tennessee. Since May of 1999, the Collierville Carrier plant has reduced musculoskeletal injuries by 66 % and overall injuries by 56 % utilizing a wellness program called Duffy-Rath system. The Duffy-Rath System, focuses on education, training, and research.

Two physical therapist from Healthcare Innovations, Inc., Tracy Dillon & Ronnie Emerson, will discuss the Duffy-Rath, system. Tommy Sutphin, nurse from Carrierís Collierville Plant, will also be on hand to address the implementation of this program at the Collierville Carrier plant. This should be an informative session for all.


Mark Your Calendars

Donít forget the dates for our future consortium meetings. The next two meetings are set for October 13th, and December 1st. Be sure to stay tuned for information on the location, time, topic, and speaker. This will be announced one month prior to the event.

As in the past, the "holiday meeting" held on December 1st will be at a special venue and will include fun, food, and prizes. MARK YOUR CALENDARS and stay tuned for more details!


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"The American Industrial Hygiene Association is an organization of professionals dedicated to the recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental factors arising in or from the workplace, that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community."

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