Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health

EMS Health Promotion Responder Initiative

Established in 2020 to reduce EMS work-related musculoskeletal disorders (cumulative trauma), incidents, and near misses in New York City and the Hudson Valley, this program includes discussions with EMS safety leadership and participatory EMS responder workshops to identify organizational health and safety goals, characterize exposures, and identify controls.

Workshops include hands-on simulation labs of high-risk EMS tasks, based on information obtained from these workshops.

Curriculum includes discussion on:

  • Occupational  exposures and injury risk
  • Value of early reporting of work-related  cumulative trauma (symptom recognition)  and incidents
  • Stretching  relaxation  training
  • Healthy work postures
  • Safe patient handling techniques

Download EMS Injury Prevention Posters

To learn more about this offering, please contact Arlette Loeser, MA, OTR/L, CIE, Director, Ergonomics, Injury Prevention and Accommodation at