Online Program

Falls in the Workplace: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Prevention (in Collaboration with ICEHS and OHS)

Monday, November 2, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Falls are a leading cause of occupational injury. Therefore, the Chiropractic Health Care section, the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services section, and the Occupational Health and Safety section worked together to develop a joint session on fall prevention in the workplace. Speakers have been invited to address this important topic to share how their discipline works on fall prevention through epidemiological surveillance, as well as primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. The presentations will be followed with a moderated panel discussion on identifying current gaps in the literature and discussing action steps for future multidisciplinary collaborations to address fall prevention in the workplace.
Session Objectives: Discuss fall prevention in workers from various levels of prevention. Explain health care issues related to fall management and prevention. List collaborative actions to address falls in the workplace.
Dana Madigan, DC, MPH
Gregory Cramer, DC, PhD
Gregory Cramer, DC, PhD

Quantifying Falls and Fall-related Injuries Among U.S. Adults   

Santosh K. Verma, ScD, MPH, MBBS, Joanna L. Willetts, MS, Helen L. Corns, MS, Helen R. Marucci-Wellman, ScD, David A. Lombardi, PhD and Theodore K. Courtney, MS, CSP
Primary Prevention: Preventing Falls before They Occur   

Xiuwen Sue Dong, DrPH, Xuanwen Wang, PhD, Julie Largay, MPH, Bruce Lippy, PhD, Jessica Bunting, MPH, Eileen Betit, Chris Trahan, CIH and Pete Stafford

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Chiropractic Health Care
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Occupational Health and Safety, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)