PRE-CONFERENCE Workshops

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 in-person conference attendees and require a separate fee.


Monday, March 21

Build an Effective Ergonomics Process

Presenters: Rick Barker and Kristi Hames, Velocity EHS
8 a.m. – Noon ET
Every successful process requires a driver to establish a roadmap and continually monitor progress. If you’re behind the wheel of your ergonomics program, this workshop is for you. Based on ISO 45001 and the Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle of continuous improvement, participants will roll up their sleeves and get to work planning or improving their company’s ergonomics process. This workshop covers the key elements of a written ergonomics plan, considerations for establishing your ergonomics team, activities you can perform to enhance stakeholder alignment, and how to select metrics that are aligned with your process maturity and stakeholder objectives. The workshop combines lecture, role playing, small group activities and discussion. This session is intended for site, division and corporate level ergonomics leaders and sponsors.

Remote Worker Safety, Health, and Well Being

Presenter: Martha Parker, Texas A&M Ergo Center
1 – 5 p.m. ET
Remote work is here to stay, especially as a hybrid option to full-time office work in a traditional setting. Four aspects of remote work will be described – equipment, environment, behavior and policies/programs – and preliminary research results shared as we explore this way of working for office workers. A moderated discussion will be held in which participants will have the opportunity share their own and their organization’s experiences with remote work. Shared discussion points and unanswered questions will be provided near the end of the session.

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