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FIU Professor Elected President of ICOH Musculoskeletal Disorders Scientific Committee

Dr. Benjamin C. Amick III of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work has been elected chair of the Musculoskeletal Disorders Scientific Committee of the International Commission for Occupational Health.

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Recently, Dr. Amick served as scientific director for the ninth International Conference for the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders held in Toronto, Canada. The theme of the conference was “Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in a Global Economy,” and it brought together over 400 global leaders in research on the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. It was during this conference that Dr. Amick was elected chair of the ICOH Musculoskeletal Disorders Scientific Committee for a three-year tenure.

“It is a privilege to lead the Committee and promote research into and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders,” says Dr. Amick, adding, “It is my hope that the important exchange of knowledge in MSD research that the Committee supports will translate into applicable uses that improve workplace health.”

Dr. Amick’s current research focuses on how organizations can change or improve their programs and policies to prevent injury and manage disability, the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders through ergonomics, and organizational policies and practices in injury prevention and disability management.

PREMUS is an international scientific conference that serves as a forum for work-related musculoskeletal health research, with an emphasis on the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. It is the primary conference of the Musculoskeletal Disorders Scientific Committee of the ICOH, and has been taking place every three years since 1992.

The ICOH is an international non-governmental professional society whose aims are to foster the scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health and safety in all its aspects. It is the world’s leading international scientific society in the field of occupational health with a membership of 2,000 professionals from 93 countries.