SUNY Orange offering 'lunch and learn' seminar

03 Feb 2016 | 11:24

The Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health, in cooperation with the SUNY Orange Wellness Center, will present a “Lunch and Learn” seminar on “Workplace Health, Safety and Well-Being” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Room 207 of the Bio-Tech Building on the College’s Middletown campus.

Arlette Loeser, program manager for ergonomics and injury prevention at Selikoff Centers, and Thomas Lowe, nurse clinical coordinator for the Selikoff Centers, will deliver the presentation and lead the discussion.

They will examine current trends in occupational health and how to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses through proper design and control, healthy work behaviors, health surveillance, and by establishing comprehensive workplace safety and health programs. Students will have an opportunity to learn about career pathways in occupational health, from nursing, safety and ergonomics, and human resources. Admission is free and the event is open to the general public.

Loeser is a licensed occupational therapist, certified ergonomist, case manager, and aging in the workplace and accessibility specialist. She has advised large and small Fortune 500 companies and has spoken nationally and internationally about ergonomics, injury prevention for an aging workforce, worksite accommodation, home safety and fall prevention, and injury and disability management.

Lowe has more than 25 years of experience in developing and implementing health and safety programs for hospitals, businesses and industry, along with training on a wide range of safety topics to industry, professional organizations, and emergency medical service and fire agencies. Lowe is a deputy team leader for the NY-4 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), part of the National Disaster Medical System.

According to the Selikoff Centers, thousands of New Yorkers each year get injured or sick on the job. With the only state-based occupational health clinic network, New York has specialized clinics throughout the state that serve as resources for any worker and for employers seeking to develop strong health and safety programs.

For more information or to register, contact the SUNY Orange Wellness Center at 845-341-4870 or go to