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    June Chapter Meeting: Injury Prevention for all Environments

    Date: June 11, 2020, 11:45am – 1:00pm
    Lynchburg Regional SHRM Inc.
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    11:50 AM      LRSHRM Board & Sponsor Announcements

    12:00 Noon   Injury Prevention for all Environments

    Presenter: Brad Hartman, President – BLC

    Brad Hartman is a graduate of Averett University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and his Master of Business degree in Administration. Over the past decade, Brad has provided sports medicine consulting for professional athletes and members of the following organizations: U.S. Olympic Team, PGA, LPGA, NHL, MLB, NFL, and NASL. He provided his professional services to the second largest power company in the United States, which focused on injury prevention and lowering worker compensation claims. As Founder of BLC, Brad continues to provide education to companies and the general public with a focus on injury prevention and human kinetic durability.

    Presentation Summary:

    The objective of this presentation is to provide HR Professionals with education about injury prevention. Due to the rise of soft tissue injuries and medical costs associated, it’s more relevant than ever to take proactive measures when creating an ergonomic work environment. More specifically, Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) injuries continue to rise throughout the USA. Therefore, much of the content will provide education about human kinetic durability in order to prevent common back pain, strains, sprains, and muscle tears.  

    Due to recent changes requiring employees to work from home, participants will learn how to set up their working space to ensure proper posture is improved and maintained. Our strategies and solutions are affordable and easy to implement, both at home and in the office, in order to enhance an ergonomic work environment.

    Presentation Outline:

    • What, How, and Why BLC provides injury prevention education and solutions
    • Injury statistics in the USA
    • Pattern recognition
    Why the Back Experiences So Much Pain:
    • Understanding the structure of the back
    • How old findings got us here today
    • Human kinetic movements to prevent muscle strains and sprains
    Modern Lifting Technique:
    • Pros and cons to current information
    • How to protect the back and avoid common pain
    • Lifting patterns
    Ergonomic Setup:
    • Understanding current information and tools
    • Sitting vs. standing
    • Protecting the back and hips
    • How to implement strategies at home and at work
    • A brief summary of the content covered



    Pre-Approved for SHRM Credit (1.00 "General HR" Credit Hour)

    Pre-Approved for HRCI Credit (1.00 PDC Credit Hour)


    Lynchburg Regional SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1 PDC. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

    Lynchburg Regional SHRM is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute ® preapproved this program for 1 HR (General) credit towards aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification.






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