The St. Joseph Safety
and Health Council has assisted businesses and industries in Northwest
Missouri with safety and health related issues since 1935. The
Council is committed to understanding the concerns of employers
regarding worker safety, insurance costs, regulatory and other issues
that impact our workplaces.
2013, the Safety
Council is coordinating the Breakfast Speaker Series in coordination
Midland Empire Safety Association.
Breakfast program are intended for safety managers, human resource
personnel, safety team leaders, or anyone interested in learning about
workplace safety issues, and is an event where they can come share a
light breakfast and learn about different safety topics that impact our
workplaces. Each session will have a speaker address the featured
topic and answer your questions, as well as provide time for networking
with your peers.
The Breakfast Speaker
Series occurs on the first Thursday of the month. All programs
will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be held at the St. Joseph Safety &
Health Council Office, United Way Conference Room located at 118 S. 5th
St. in St. Joseph, unless otherwise noted.
The cost to attend is free for Safety Council Occupational Safety
Members (please limit two attendees per company) and MESA members.
Non-members will be charged $10 per person.
Please RSVP for each individual program by calling 816.233.3330 or email
no later than Tuesday, Noon, the week of the scheduled event.
Thursday, August 1, 7:30
MPT, FAFS, CEAS
Owner, Spine and Sport
Physical Therapy and Aquatics
Fred Shonkwiler will provide
a look at the science of physically demanding jobs and how force, range
of motion required, temporal factors, mass, and momentum impact the
human body. He will explain how the Job Demands Analysis (JDA) process
helps to determine a job description and physical requirements, which in
turn allow employers to know which body parts may be vulnerable to
injury for certain jobs.
As for the biology of
ergonomics, Fred will show how the JDA process helps employers learn how
to better prepare their workers in order to prevent injuries. In
addition to the initial JDA, he will introduce an ongoing injury
prevention program that systematically identifies, tracks, and resolves
the causes of Musculoskeletal Disorders before they become costly
reportable medical cases. Taking more of a wellness approach for both
the employee and the employer, he will make a comparison between the
professional athlete and the industrial athlete as an approach to injury
Fred received his Masters in
Physical Therapy in 1997 from Rockhurst University and his certification
as a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist in 2003 from the Back
School of Atlanta. In 2010 he earned a Fellow of Applied Functional
Science from Gray Institute for Functional Transformation. He is the
Official Sports Performance Consultant for Missouri Western State
University Athletic Department and has owned Spine and Sport Physical
Therapy and Aquatics since 2007.