Workshops

Pre-conference Workshops - Monday, March 26

Take advantage of the opportunity to enhance your skills and boost your learning by participating in a pre-conference workshop. Learn from experienced practitioners who will address your concerns about ergonomics. They are open to all registered conference attendees and require a separate fee.

8 a.m. – Noon

Demystifying Cost Justification for Ergonomic Solutions
Presenter: Ben Zavitz, ErgoHP

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the various data sources and metrics to use when performing a cost benefit analysis
  • Know the difference between “blue” and “green” dollars and reactive versus proactive cost benefit analysis and when to use which one
  • Learn how to conduct a cost benefit analysis using various data sources
  • Develop a business case to justify your ergonomic solution and compete for the CEO dollars against other attendees 

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DIY:  How to Upgrade Your Ergonomics Program and Increase Its Organizational Impact
Presenter:  Allison Stephens, Fanshawe College

Learning Objectives:

  • How to leverage Internal resources and programs to advance ergonomics
  • Review and discuss implementation of new research in the field of ergonomics
  • Review of ergonomic tools and measurements that drive ergonomic decisions
  • Understand how to build a community of ergonomic resources 

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OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements and Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
Presenters:  Billie Kizer and Glenn Ketcham, U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the purpose of reporting injuries and illnesses
  • Understand which injuries and illnesses should be recorded on the OSHA 300 log
  • Know how to record MSD incidents
  • Learn about recent changes in the recordkeeping requirements.

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1 – 5 p.m.

Experience Ergonomics: Training Demonstrations that Illustrate Ergonomic and Safety Concepts
Presenters:  Paul Adams, 3M and Lisa Brooks, ORCHSE Strategies, LLC

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of demonstrations in making training effective
  • Understand how to select, prepare and deliver demonstrations that support student learning and involvement
  • Receive instructions for delivering at least 20 training demonstrations that illustrate important ergonomic and safety principles.

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Creating Culture Change: How to Gain Buy-in at Any Level
Presenter:  Davana Pilczuk, Gulfstream Aerospace

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the fundamentals of culture change
  • Learn how to sell management on your ideas and get financial backing to see them through
  • Learn the tricks and tips to generate buy-in and gain momentum regardless of your program's maturity level

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Approach to Development and Implementation of Ergonomics Design Standards
Patty Racco and Kelly Hogan, USCAR

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the development, publication and application of a manufacturing ergonomic design standard
  • Review and discuss the development process for an ergonomic design standard for an engineering based application
  • Hands-on activities to guide you on the creation of standard(s) in your workplace
    (It is recommended that you bring examples to review, standards you have started or would like to put in place)  

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Full-day Workshops – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Presenter: Rich Halstead-Nussloch, Kennesaw State University

Learning Objectives:

  • Define a plan for implementing Six Sigma in your organization Interpret the nature of the variation found in all processes
  • Recognize the DMAIIC model used to improve processes
  • Explain the Six Sigma methodology and the benefits of a Six Sigma program  

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Lean Yellow Belt
Presenter: Jasbir Kumar, JSK Consulting Services

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and eliminate waste within operations
  • Interpret a value stream map Manage a lean process transformation 

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