EMS Worker Injury Reduction and Prevention Program
The EMS Injury Reduction and Prevention program at the Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health offers comprehensive education for EMS workers throughout New York City and the Mid-Hudson Valley.
Established in 2020 to reduce EMS worker injury rates, this program includes collaborative discussions with EMS safety leadership to identify safety goals of the organization, followed by hands-on workshops for EMS workers.
Workshops include hands-on laboratories simulating high-risk EMS work-tasks and educational sessions that cover the following topics:
- ergonomic exposures and injury risk
- value of reporting on-the-job injuries and incidents and the related processes
- stretches and strengthening exercises to integrate into workdays
- healthy work postures and body mechanics
- safe patient handling techniques that mitigate injury risk
To learn more about this offering, please contact Arlette Loeser, MA, OTR/L, CIE, Program Director, Ergonomics, Injury Prevention and Accommodation, OccMed@mssm.edu.