Program for the 2014 PDI

Monday, January 13th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Ergonomics Training for the Office Environment
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
Ergonomics ideally involves fitting the job to the person, not the person to the job. As you begin working, the slight posture changes you may make to accommodate the workstation you are given can lead to more serious problems. This course will cover basic ergonomic principles that can be implemented in office spaces anywhere, by anyone. It aims to help reduce and prevent ergonomic related pain and discomfort associated with working in the office environment.
Goals and Target Audience:
Prevent, reduce and/or eliminate pain, discomfort and risk for greater injury. Provide education and training on correct ergonomic set up and implementation.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Slips, Trips and Falls: Avoiding Common and Potentially Serious Injuries
Presenters:
Erin Rezac
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
Slips, Trips and Falls are among the top five leading causes of injury and fatality in the US. During Winter, the frequency of these accidents increases. Learn about the different types of slips, trips and falls and what you can do to prevent injury to yourself, a coworker or a family member.
Goals and Target Audience:
Injury education and prevention.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Out with the old and in with...the older?: The nutritional logic of a primarily pre-agricultural low-carb diet
Presenters:
Brian Erb
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This PDI will explore some recent reassessments of the nutritional guidelines developed in the 70s, the role of carbohydrates in obesity, the not-so-awful truth about dietary fat, and the pitfalls of an over-reliance on a diet heavy in sugars and grain.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone interested in nutrition and weight loss.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Applying Ergonomics to Non-Office Environments
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
Industrial ergonomics encompasses any job task performed outside of the office/computer workstation environment. These include, but are not limited to: laboratory work (pipetting, microscope, etc.), custodial work, manual materials handling (lifting, pushing, pulling), animal care, mail handling, food service and cooking, etc. Attend this session to gain insight on how to apply ergonomics to your specific setting.
Goals and Target Audience:
Provide ergonomics education, training, and implementation ideas to non-office workers to prevent, reduce and, ideally, eliminate ergonomic related pain and discomfort associated with the work environment.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
AED Orientation
Presenters:
Erin Rezac
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Eddy Hall
Description:
An AED is a small, portable device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm and prompts the user to deliver a defibrillation shock if it determines one is needed. Once turned on, the AED guides the user through each step of the defibrillation process by providing voice and/or visual prompts. AEDs are specially designed for easy use by a first responder. Attend this training to get an overview of how this device works, where they are located on campus and what you can do to help in an emergency.
Goals and Target Audience:
Debunk AED myths, provide hands on training and help to reduce or eliminate a lay person's hesitation to act in an emergency.
Session Title:
Saludable Corazon (Also offered in English in the session "Be Heart Healthy.")
Presenters:
Mayra Herrera,Tiffany Lipsey
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
El programa de prevención de las enfermedades del corazón está diseñado para evaluar los factores de riesgo conocidos para la enfermedad cardiovascular y usar estos factores de riesgo en el desarrollo de estrategias personalizadas. Se presenta esta presentación en español. (The heart disease prevention program is designed to assess know frisk factor for cardiovascular disease and to use these risk factors in the development of personalized strategies for lifestyles changes. This presentation will be presented in Spanish.)
Goals and Target Audience:

Tuesday, January 14th

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Aging Parents: How to Help as the Adult Child
Presenters:
Tammi Vacha-Haase
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
C142 Clark Building
Description:
This session will focus on the challenges that older adults face as they age, and the difficulties that their adult children experience as they do their best to be of support. Areas such as competency, cognitive decline, driving, declining health, questions about moving to other housing options, need for independence/dignity, and symptoms of depression and anxiety will be addressed. Additional focus will be on those who are in a caregiver role for their older parents (or loved ones), and the importance of self-care and increased coping mechanisms.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted Audience: Adult children with concerns about their aging parents (or grandparents/other family members) Goals: 1) Identify common challenges faced by older adults 2) Recognize the role adult children play in the lives of their aging parents 3) List common strategies for dealing with identified difficulties 4) Increase overall coping strategies 5) Discuss possibility of caregiver burnout and need for self-care

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Knowing Your Role in Supporting Survivors of Gender Based Violence at CSU
Presenters:
Ashley Vigil,Casey Malsam
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Learn about laws that dictate our University response to incidents of gender based violence, as well as your role as an employee of CSU, and how to support students during these incidents.
Goals and Target Audience:
Targeted audience would be any and all faculty and staff members. Goals are to gain skills for supporting survivors, learn about the Unviersity's expectation of faculty and staff members in reporting information, learn about the laws that dictate CSU's response (Title IX, Clery Act, SaVE Act).

3:15 PM

Session Title:
Physical Safety Subcommittee - Who Are We and How You Can Help
Presenters:
James Graham
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This session will include a short presentation to go over the roles of the Physical Safety Committee and an open forum to allow individuals the opportunity to bring up concerns they think the committee should address.
Goals and Target Audience:
Get input from the community on physical safety issues on the CSU campus and have the committee address those issues.

Wednesday, January 15th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales,Erin Rezac
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
8:00 AM
Session Length:
Half Day
Room:
340 General Services Building
Description:
**This session has a $110 fee per participant.** Please make payment arrangements with Erin Rezac (erin.rezac@colostate.edu) PRIOR to the day of the session. Learn to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac problems, and/or sudden illness or injury, to adults, children and infants.
Goals and Target Audience:
This training teaches individuals and families how to appropriately respond in emergency situations, while overcoming barriers to act. It is a vital training for all ages and walks of life.

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Everything You Need to Know about being Gluten-Free
Presenters:
Melissa Wdowik
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Are you wondering about the difference between gluten sensitivity and gluten intolerance? Do you think you might have Celiac or a gluten allergy? Do you know the symptoms and treatment of any of these conditions? This session will explain them along with pros and cons of a gluten free diet, tips for keeping gluten free, and ideas and recipes for optimizing your diet and your health whether you are planning meals for home, for work, or for travel.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals include increasing awareness of the prevalence of gluten reactive conditions, increasing knowledge of gluten sources in the diet, understanding who should choose a gluten-free diet, and optimizing nutrient intake with or without gluten. The target audience is anyone interested in separating fact from fiction in the gluten free trend.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Be Heart Healthy (also presented as Corazon Saludable in separate session)
Presenters:
Tiffany Lipsey,Mayra Herrera
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This session will review the risk factors for heart disease and ways to use lifestyle behaviors to manage those risk factors. (This presentation will be presented in English and another session on this topic will be presented in Spanish. See Corazon Saludable in the program for the Spanish presentation.)
Goals and Target Audience:
Everyone

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Aware Not Scared
Presenters:
Robert Chaffee,Sgt. Aaron Turner,Chris Wolf
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
103 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Emergency awareness and preparedness, crime prevention and 'shooter in the workplace' discussion.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone in an office environment or with family at home

1:00 PM

Session Title:
High Tech, High Touch: Can You Unplug Yet Stay Connected?
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
Technology has become increasingly intertwined in our professional and personal lives. Smart phones (phablets), TV’s, tablets and other devices have the potential to provide us, and others, with round the clock access to one another. Some technologies are efficient yet distancing. -If I have so many friends on Facebook, why do I feel isolated? Others, such as Skype or FaceTime, add the dimension of sight to our calls. -You really should wear a robe! Does constant connectivity have physical and emotional consequences? Is it possible to establish reasonable boundaries for our digital side? Join us to examine how digital communications impact our lives and to discuss strategies to help us unplug yet stay connected. Kevin Nolan, one of the central administrators of CSU’s RamCT system, is also a former residence hall director who believes in wellness. During this presentation he will not give out his cell phone number!
Goals and Target Audience:
Staff and faculty who would like to explore how to establish healthy boundaries for the digital side of their lives.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Take it off and keep it off! Tips for weight loss success
Presenters:
Erin Reichert,Linda Stoddard
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
Jump start your New Year's resolution with some real-life inspiration! Come and be motivated by two people who have lost a combined total of more than 150 pounds and kept it off. We'll share the stories of our own weight loss journeys and discuss the tips that work for us, including monitoring food intake, increasing activity level, setting SMART goals, engaging in positive self-talk, enlisting help from others, planning and preparing, and staying motivated. Many free tools will be discussed to help get you started towards your own weight loss goals.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session is for anyone seeking inspiration and ideas for losing weight by making lifelong changes.