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Preventing Lower Back Injuries Subject of January 19 CONN-OSHA Breakfast Roundtable

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January 5, 2010

WETHERSFIELD - Oh my aching back! How many times, after having reached for something the wrong way, have you found yourself muttering this phrase?  Learning proper techniques for bending, stretching, lifting and loading can make a big difference in terms of back safety and health. 

That’s the message Steven Oberle, a West Hartford chiropractor and clinical nutritionist, will share with those attending a Jan. 19 Breakfast Roundtable Discussion meeting sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA). The 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. program will be held at the agency’s Central Office, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard. 

“Dr. Oberle will present cutting edge lower back safety principles that are universally applicable, whether it be in the manufacturing or construction fields, in an office setting, or other locations,” explains CONN-OSHA Safety Training Specialist John Able, coordinator of the breakfast roundtable.  ”The session will be educational, practical, and personally applicable. Participants will gain a better understanding of low back mechanics, ways to avoid injury and how to use proper   exercise to help in the rehabilitation process.” 

Also continuing this month, according to Able, will be the discussion portion of the program. Time permitting, each person taking part will be asked to submit a question for discussion and everyone will be invited to share their opinion.

Admission to the roundtable is free, but pre-registration is required. To register for the breakfast roundtable or for additional information, please contact Able at (860) 263-6902, or via email at

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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