2011 GOErgo Virtual Conference

Did you miss the 2011 GOErgo Applied Ergonomics Conference? Did you attend but couldn't see all the sessions? Then here's your chance to catch up on what you missed ... for FREE!

About GOErgo

GOErgo is a worldwide resource for the ergonomics profession dedicated solely to the support of the profession and individuals involved with improving workplace performance, quality, sustainability, and employee availability.

GOErgo supports the Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo, a conference where attendees gather from around the world to share best practices with other professionals in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management.

GOErgo is a community within IIE, an international, non-profit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineers, healthcare providers, human factors/ergonomics professionals and related professions.

GOErgo, the Global Organization of Ergonomics, selected sessions from the 14th annual Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) for the 2011 Virtual Ergo Conference. Watch these dynamic presentations on your own schedule and take away the best learnings from this year's conference. You get access to almost 4 hours of conference programming at no charge.

to the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2012!

Check out the 2011 GOErgo Virtual Conference and you will be eligible to receive a FREE REGISTRATION for the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2012! One free registration will be awarded each month until March 2012.

Winners will be selected from those who sign up to watch the virtual conference (see the eight sessions below). These videos include topics such as how to create safer healthcare environments, virtual manufacturing assembly at Ford Motor Co., and advanced job analysis techniques.

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Click on "Register Online" to begin the registration process for your free access. Need help? Contact go-ergo@iienet.org.

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Creating Safer Environments for Healthcare

Guy Fragala, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry
Summary: Major objectives of the session will be to provide information to help improve the quality of work life for staff and improve the quality of care for patients and residents.

Designing for Special Populations in an Office Setting

Christy Lotz, Humantech
Summary: This session will provide a review of the current “thought leadership” in terms of the aging and obese workforce, better understand the data as compared with opinion, understand how ergonomics can assist with the aging and/or obese workforce, and demonstrate ways to design for the working population in the office environment.

Ford Motor Company's Virtual Manufacturing Assembly Ergonomics

Glenn Harrington, Ford Motor Co.
Summary: Attendees will gain insight into how Ford Motor Co. utilizes motion capture technology and human modeling software to analyze and create future model product and assembly processes to meet its ergonomic design specifications.

Impact of Obesity Across Multiple Work Environments

Drew Bossen, Atlas Ergonomics
Summary: This presentation will review data collected across office, healthcare and transportation environments illustrating the impact of obesity on the workplace.

Integrating Recovery Time into Lean/Six Sigma Improvement

Jan Evans, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Summary: This paper will show how ergonomics can work in concert with lean and Six Sigma, integrating necessary recovery time into the solutions.

Job Analysis, Physical Demands, ADA & Essential Functions

David C. Alexander, Auburn Engineers Inc.
Summary: This presentation will provide an understanding of the differing objectives and differing techniques used for the study of work.

Taking a Successful Program to the Next Level

Julia Abate and Patricia Holdaway, SAS Institute
Summary: We worked with internal developers to improve our Ergonomic Tracking System (ETS). The end result is a database that will allow easy mining of data for tracking trends, improvements, costs, employee feedback and the most optimal solutions.

Technically Cool Computing-An Ergonomics Activity Module for Kids

Susan Murphey, Essential WorkWellness; Janet Peterson, JP Ergonomics
Summary: Technically Cool Computing (TCC) is a pilot project sponsored by the Puget Sound Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (PSHFES) to develop a computer ergonomics learning activity module for school-aged students. Information will be available for those attendees interested in sharing or participating in the TCC program in their local community.

Using New Research to Improve Pushing/Pulling Tasks

W. Gary Allread, Institute for Ergonomics, The Ohio State University
Summary: This new information can further assist ergonomics practitioners who wish to make pushing and pulling tasks safer and easier for employees to perform.