FLORENCE, Ky. — The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will host “Workforce Safety Forum: The Aging Workforce & Ergonomics,” a panel discussion for occupational safety and health professionals, on April 17.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from an interactive panel of industry leaders who will share their tried and true best practices around employee engagement and most importantly, the success stories that resulted. There will be an opportunity for Q&A and peer sharing. SHRM credit is available.
Michael Chitwood OTR/L, CEAS will present on what do organizations want their hiring and retention reputation to be, if older employees are more of an injury risk than other employees, the benefit or value in hiring and keeping older employees, and how policies could potentially affect less tenured employees.
“It’s important for businesses to discuss steps employers can take to keep their aging workforce safe and productive to the end of their careers,” Chitwood said. “Having a diverse workforce includes various aged employees and leads to a more productive organization.”
Chitwood is a native of northern Kentucky and received his bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy from Xavier University in 1999. He is certified as an ergonomic assessment specialist (CEAS) and has been the team leader of the work rehabilitation department for St Elizabeth’s Business Health Center since 2000. Chitwood is certified in multiple standardized Job Placement Assessments (JPA’s) and Functional Capacity Evaluation tools (FCE’s).
The NKY Chamber’s Workforce Safety Forum connects professionals in the field of occupational safety and health on a regular basis to network in the field, exchange experiences, trade best practices and learn about essential tools to enforce continuous improvement.
The “Workforce Safety Forum: The Aging Workforce & Ergonomics” panel will take place at the NKY Chamber offices (300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330, Fort Mitchell, Ky. 41017) from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Lunch will be provided. The cost is free for NKY Chamber members and $15 for future NKY Chamber members. Event attendees must register online at nkychamber.com/events.
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