Facility tours offer an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at ergonomics in action at various facilities in a variety of industries. An additional fee is required for each tour to participate.
Facility Tours will depart from the Coronado Springs Convention Center Porte Cochere. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour departure.
Kennedy Space Center TourKennedy Space Center, FL
Monday, March 278 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Go behind the scenes at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), America’s gateway to space for more than 50 years. Tour participants will see the new umbilical launcher platform that will be used to support the Space Launch System (SLS), historic launch pads and the 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building where the Saturn V moon rockets and space shuttles were stacked and prepared for launch. As will be the next crewed space program, the Orion capsule aboard the SLS and NASA’s 8-tracked crawler transporter that will carry the vehicle to the launch pad.You’ll see the newly renamed Neil Armstrong Operations & Checkout Building, where astronaut crews spent the final days before their flights and departed for the launch pads aboard the Astrovan. In addition to a general tour of the site, your hosts will highlight ergonomics related activities at various facilities.Tour details are subject to change based on launch schedules and site activities. For more information about the Kennedy Space Center, please click here.Tour Restrictions:
Magic at Walt Disney® World Resort: Disney’s Fourth Laundry OperationLake
Buena Vista, FL
Monday, March 278:30 – 11:30 a.m.
We invite you to tour Walt Disney World’s
Fourth Laundry Operation (FLO) which opened in 2015 as the second housekeeping
laundry for the Walt Disney World Resort. This facility is poised to be a
benchmark for the industry! FLO’s design and equipment selection leverage many
facility visits around the world and years of experience from the brightest in
the industry. Come and see the state of the art technologies that improve
ergonomics for our Textile Services Cast Members.There will be a short security check upon arrival to
Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical CenterOrlando, FLThursday, March 301:45 – 5 p.m.Tour attendees will visit the Orlando VA Medical Center and view the safe patient handling and mobility Program, which includes safe patient handling and mobility equipment such as: Ceiling lifts, floor based Lifts, air assisted lateral transfer devices, Stryker powered stretchers, Hovermatt / Hoverjack, powered wheelchair movers, Carendo shower chairs, Lift Seat, Evaculseds, Guldmann ceiling lift with body scoop (morgue), as well as the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Education Classroom and Skill lab.
Attendees will also get to see the new state of the art VA Medical Center and Community Living Center as well as an overview of the medical center layout and design, and visit a “non- operational” hospital inpatient setting if available.