Program for the 2015 PDI

Monday, January 12th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Applying Ergonomics to Non-Office Environments
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
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.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Eating for a Healthy Heart
Presenters:
Shelby Chandler, RDN
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
300 LSC
Description:
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, a coronary event occurs every 25 seconds. If you’re young, you might think you have years or even decades before it is time to worry about heart disease, but heart health merits your attention no matter what your age. With heart disease topping the list of preventable causes of death in the U.S., it makes sense to become informed on how to avoid or manage high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other related issues. A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons! This session will help you to take control of your diet and make good lifestyle choices that benefit your heart and your overall health.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1.Understanding diet recommendations for improved heart health 2.Getting a variety of nutritious foods in the diet 3.Replacing less nutritious choices easily and realistically 4.Finding calorie balance 5.Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight Target Audience: 1.Individuals interested in early prevention of risk factors related to Heart Disease 2.Individuals with risk factors who have not yet developed Heart Disease 3.Individuals with established Heart Disease

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) : How YOU Can Save a Life!
Presenters:
Erin Rezac
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
372-74 LSC
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 to aid an unconscious victim. 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.

3:30 PM

Session Title:
Understanding Your a Role As A Mandatory Reporter at CSU and Supporting Survivors
Presenters:
Ashley Vigil,Casey Malsam
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Monday, January 12th 2015
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
372-74 LSC
Description:
Come learn more about your role as a mandatory reporter and effective ways to support your students through this process. If you've attended a similar session previously, this session will include information on updated reporting requirements and our new University policy. This session will also include information about the University response to reports of this nature to best prepare and work with your students.
Goals and Target Audience:
Session open to all employees of the University to include faculty, staff, and student employees. Goals will include learning about employees' obligation to report, learning about the University response and updated University policy, and best and most effective ways to support survivors throughout this process.

Tuesday, January 13th

8:00 AM

Session Title:
Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED, and First Aid
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales,Erin Rezac
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
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.

3:15 PM

Session Title:
What Else Is Possible? A Simple Guide to Managing Stress During the Workday
Presenters:
Kerrie Lapoehn
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
386 LSC
Description:
There are simple and effective stress reduction/management tools that are easy to implement into the workday. Simple strategies and techniques that can be used in as little as 5 to 15 minutes a day and have a huge impact on a person's health and overall stress level. Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping), breathing exercises, mini meditations and a daily energy routine will be explored. Information about the energetic body and why it is vital to manage stress to promote long term health and wellness will be shared.
Goals and Target Audience:
To create awareness for the general campus community on the small things that can be implemented in the workday to keep stress levels in check and implement self care. Exploring several techniques for stress reduction offers a variety of resources for the diverse campus community.

Wednesday, January 14th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Slips, Trips and Falls: Avoiding Common and Potentially Serious Injuries
Presenters:
Erin Rezac
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
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

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Ergonomics in the Office Environment
Presenters:
Frank Gonzales
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
376-78 LSC
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.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Weight loss surgery: What I know now, What I wish I knew then, and What I can share with you
Presenters:
Charles Wheeler
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
308 LSC
Description:
Four years after my Bariatric surgery I still deal with it every day. So much information is available out there but when I was considering my surgery I just wanted someone to share with me their experiences without judgement or alternative motives - the good, the bad, the ugly. In this session I will share my experiences with the biggest decision, the biggest impact, and the biggest learning opportunity in my life. Consideration will also be given to those who are close to someone who is considering this type of life change. This session will include information for those who get to take the journey with us. There will be time for questions and open discussion following the presentation.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone considering Bariatric surgery, those who have had it and would like to share with others and those whose partners or loved ones are considering/have had Bariatric surgery.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Notice and Respond: Assisting Students in Distress
Presenters:
Janelle Patrias
Category:
Safety and Health
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
324 LSC
Description:
The Notice and Respond: Assisting Students in Distress workshops were developed as part of a broad public health approach to help our campus community understand the potential role they play in maintaining campus mental health. The faculty version models an effective interaction between a faculty member and a distressed student.The interactive workshop uses a combination of learning modalities to learn how to recognize and respond to a range of mental health issues including suicide. Participants explore common concerns that may present barriers to taking action, and learn why a proactive response is vitally important.
Goals and Target Audience:
The target audience is faculty members who routinely engage with students and want to be better prepared to assist students in distress. Participants can expect to • observe a realistic filmed scenario of a conversation with a distressed student • engage in self-reflection and dialog • overcome fears, judgments and hesitations in order to help others • learn about response options they can use in their settings • consider campus resources that offer support