Ergonomics: The Good, the Bad and the Return on Investment [2616]
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus
Room: Union A

   Gene Kay, Director of Ergonomics, VelocityEHS

Track: Ergonomics
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic


Ergonomics as an environmental health and safety tool for reducing injuries and lowering risk is underrated. The data is clear that musculoskeletal disorders and cumulative trauma disorders are significant hazards in the workplace. When not dealt with appropriately, they represent drains on productivity and a company's bottom line. This presentation has two parts. One part looks at good and bad examples of ergonomics. The second piece looks at the return on investment for ergonomics.

Learning Objectives:
Explain the top ergonomics issues staff should be on the look out for, including debunking popular myths about what constitutes good ergonomics
Describe a good business case for ergonomics in the workplace
Discuss a variety of approaches to ergonomics and the efficacy of each, including the benefits and limits of ergonomic software

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  RN: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
VelocityEHS Ergo Presentation Good-Bad-ROI

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