The Control of Low Back and Shoulder Disorders Resulting from Pushing and Pulling Activities; and Measuring the Impact of Integrating Safety and Ergonomics with Lean and Six Sigma Processes Across Different-size Manufacturing Companies in Ohio [8011]
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: B130

   William Marras, Ph.D., Honda Chair Professor and Director, Spine Research Institute, The Ohio State University
   Diana Schwerha, Associate Professor, Ohio University

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


Presenters discuss results from two research projects funded by BWC’s Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Research Program. Project one evaluated loads along the lumbar spine resulting from pushing and pulling under various occupational circumstances. Results should form the basis for new guidelines for push and pull. The presenters for project two share the training package developed on integrating safety with process improvement. Integration is important to break down silos and allow for sustainable solutions to improve safety/productivity. 

Learning Objectives:
Recognize how turning, pushing and pulling, and handle height influence low back disorder risk
Identify safe limits for pushing and pulling under occupational conditions
Describe tools that allow for safety and productivity to be discussed and measured together
Discuss how to develop a plan to integrate safety and process improvement at your site

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CRC: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
Integrating Safety with Process Improvement

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