Recently, GRCC Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) students were able to apply their lessons in ergonomics and injury prevention to real-world situations on the GRCC campus.
The OTA students visited students in the Radiology program to advise them in ways to pack and carry school backpacks in order to prevent physical strain and injury.
The OTA students also observed students at work in Machine Tooling, Electrical, and Construction programs at the Tassell M-TEC. Based on their observations, the OTA students developed presentations that focused on increasing students’ awareness of faulty body mechanics and work habits, and providing suggestions to prevent physical strain and injury while on the job. The OTA student presentations were filmed by the GRCC media staff and sent to the Tassell M-TEC students for viewing.