The Effects of the Pandemic on Physical Activity and Strategies to Prevent MSDs Webinar Recording

Date: Thursday, Jun. 23, 2022 - Thursday, Jun. 23, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

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Learn practical approaches to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and injuries by guiding company policies and individual behavior changes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our daily lives in multiple ways, from increased stress and anxiety, to working from home, to limited social engagements.

All of these behaviors correlate with increased sedentary behaviors, the effects of which will not be evident until years later. During this time, it is important for occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals to be aware of these lifestyle changes.

Using the Total Worker Health® Hierarchy of Controls, this webinar will discuss how to implement changes in the work environment to reduce risk of injury and guide workers to a healthier lifestyle.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the hazards associated with a sedentary lifestyle
  • Prepare OEHS professionals for the probability of increased musculoskeletal injuries as workers return to job sites
  • Using the TWH® model, discuss policies and programs to prevent injury and enhance worker health and safety


Laura Carpino

Laura Carpino is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist at the HPMC Occupational Medical Services clinic in Richland, Washington. She serves as the Subject Matter Expert for Ergonomics, Biomechanics, and Injury Prevention at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a Department of Energy-operated nuclear cleanup site, and is passionate about linking occupational safety with employee health and wellness. She holds a Clinical Exercise Physiology certification from the American College of Sports Medicine and has completed Total Worker Health trainings from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, and the Oregon Total Worker Health Alliance.