Meeting/Event Information


January 08, 2020

January Meeting
January 08, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Watermark Country Club
5500 Cascade Road, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Ergonomics in the Workplace

$10.00 Member Ticket - WMAHU General Meeting

$20.00 Guest Ticket - WMAHU General Meeting

Ergonomics in the workplace is a key driver of worker’s compensation claims and is responsible for >1/3 of all claims costs.  When you factor in the physical state of employee health (obesity, aging, back pain), your risk for injury increases drastically.  Employee health and ergonomic injury are two of the most preventable costs for organizations through strategic programming.  This session will discuss:

- What is ergonomics and what is its impact on a workplace

- How can traditional wellness programs and ergonomics work together to fight costs

- A case study of a local organization and their in-depth evaluation of the workplace and what they did with their results

- What other options, tools, and resources organizations have to evaluate their workspaces to minimize injury and costs



11:30 am - 12 pm: Registration and Lunch

12 - 1 pm: Ergonomics in the Workplace


Heather Chapman is the Principal Owner of Paradigm Safety and has 20 years of experience in the environmental health and safety field.  She is a Certified Safety Professional, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist III, amongst many more certifications.  Her expertise and passion center around risk assessment, ergonomic improvements, injury prevention, root cause analysis, and workers' compensation.  Heather believes that a strong safety culture is key to a healthy and happy workforce.  Organizations with a positive safety attitude generate continuous improvement, lots of energy, and a caring culture.
Toni is the Vice President of Wellness at Health Plan Advocate, a Grand Rapids-based health management and corporate wellness company.  She has been in the wellness industry for 10 years and is passionate about wellness program design and customization and seeing humans thrive and meet their health goals.  She is a Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist.


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