We’ve aligned our session tracks to reflect the scope of the complex issues facing the ergonomics industry now and moving forward. We seek presentations and presenters that will help attendees address the issues and trends they face across these categories.
OSHA and other compliance issues; success stories - reducing workers’ comp costs, return on investment (ROI), budget management, gaining management/employee buy-in, employee engagement, multiple site and global programs, metrics and benchmarking, communications and team-building, 24/7 operations and shift work, lean and Six Sigma for process optimization, green ergonomics and LEED.
Office and call center design, computer workstation set up, ergonomic seating, office furniture and computer peripheral design, telecommuting/mobile workforce needs, accommodating a diverse workforce, agile working strategies. Open plan office, RTW, employee accommodations.
Advances in Ergonomics Technologies
Exoskeleton design, evaluation, and implementation, AI/Computer vision technology assisted workplace measurement and analysis, wearable technology implementation and evaluation, online and mobile applications that streamline ergonomics processes.
Industrial Ergonomics & Safety
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (lower extremity risk, upper extremity risk), manual material handling, workstation and equipment design, hand tool selection and use, sitting and standing work, fatigue, shift work, occupational vibration - measurement & risk, personal protective equipment, slip and fall prevention, job & task training, incident investigation and return to work strategies.
Healthcare Ergonomics, Aging & Wellness
Special populations and emerging issues including the aging population, multigenerational workforces, obesity, and increased population diversity – specific accommodations and workplace design considerations including telehealth and tele-ergonomics. Lab topic focuses on technology, medical error reduction, pharmaceutical and lab ergonomics, patient-centric and caregiver-centric design, and safe patient handling.
Reviewers will evaluate all proposals based on overall quality, relevance to the industry, defined focus within the educational track structure, practical applications of material for attendees, timeliness of the topic, and speakers’ qualifications.
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