Webinars

Ergonomics Done Right®

Upcoming Webinars

  • December 2019

  • 3rd

    Estimating the Financial Impact of Ergonomics

    Presented by Rick Barker, CPE and Blake McGowan, CPE
    A cost-benefit analysis of an ergonomics project can speed up the approval process. A cost-justification estimator provides an efficient and effective means to projecting financial benefit. It can be used as a quantitative method when trying to choose an improvement, or as a discussion tool when considering the financial feasibility of a countermeasure. This webinar will demonstrate the application of one estimator tool with real examples. We’ll also explain the research data and rationale underlying the estimator tool. You’ll be prepared to apply the tool and understand the inputs and outputs. This webinar builds on the concepts of our previous webinar: Five Approaches to Cost-Justifying Ergonomics. 

Past Webinars

  • November 2019

  • 14th

    The Evolution of Industrial Ergonomics Job Analysis

    Presented by Kent Hatcher, CPE and Greg Cresswell, CPE
    Industrial work environments vary—from repetitive assembly environments, to non-standard field services, to distribution centers. Professionals responsible for workplace ergonomics need both qualitative and quantitative tools to evaluate all these work areas and to design engineering changes to maintain a healthy workforce. This 45-minute, live webinar will provide insight on the past, present, and future of ergonomics job analysis for various industrial environments. We’ll examine the role of technology and how the use of wearables and computer vision will impact the role of the ergonomics practitioner now and into the future.

  • October 2019

  • 22nd

    Applying ISO 45001 to Manage Your Workplace Ergonomics Program

    Presented by Jennie Dustin, CPE and Phil Mole
    The causes of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) have been effectively managed by ergonomics programs modeled after common processes, such as quality and environmental management. The application of these processes, and other familiar management systems, have achieved proven results in today’s leading industries. The new ISO 45001 safety management system standard provides an excellent model for managing an ergonomics improvement process across global organizations. This webinar will illustrate the key elements of an ergonomics improvement process and how they can be aligned with ISO 45001, share real industry applications and examples, and highlight the lessons learned from leading organizations and benchmarked companies.

  • September 2019

  • 18th

    Unlocking the Value of Ergonomics with Big Data

    Presented by Jeff Sanford, CPE and Greg Cresswell, CPE
    Big data has become a prominent buzzword in recent years. The aggregation of information can provide meaningful evidence when it comes to addressing soft tissue injuries or musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace. With one of the largest and richest ergonomics-related datasets known, our board-certified ergonomists will explain how to harness the value of big data, and they’ll share meaningful trends that have been captured and benchmarked against more than 100 global organizations. This information will help safety professionals make better decisions and deploy smarter solutions with their ergonomics programs. This webinar is being presented through EHS Today.

  • July 2019

  • 17th

    Five Things You Need to Know about Monitor Placement

    Presented by Gene Kay, CPE
    Eye strain and neck pain are the biggest complaints among computer users, and in a recent survey, more than half reported some symptoms of eye strain occurring weekly while on the job. Considering that vision is one of our most important senses, it’s surprising that most people don’t know how monitor placement affects posture and causes physical issues if not done well. In this 30-minute, complimentary Humantech webinar, you will learn why “ergonomics done right” is so important when it comes to vision, and why most conventional advice can be off the mark. Join us!
  • June 2019

  • 5th

    Four Ways to Sustain Your Ergonomics Process

    Presented by Deepesh Desai, CPE and Jeff Sanford, CPE
    A common question we hear from those who have initiated a workplace ergonomics improvement process is, “Ok, we’ve launched our program, now how do we keep it going?” Every organization deals with changing and competing priorities. It can become all too easy to lose the fanfare and attention that is placed on a new ergonomics process over time. This brand-new live, 30-minute webinar, plus Q & A, will focus on how to be aware of competing factors and some key actions that you can take to help sustain your ergonomics process over time and achieve ongoing success. Join us!

  • May 2019

  • 1st

    Unlocking the Value of Ergonomics with Big Data

    Big data has become a prominent buzzword in recent years. It gives visibility to the need for addressing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and provides an aggregation of information – this being a key benefit. This collection translates mere data into meaningful evidence, what we like to call a “super-ergonomics-mind.” This complimentary 1-hour webinar will share key statistics and meaningful trends based on 150,000 completed MSD risk assessments to help IH and safety professionals make better decisions and deploy smarter solutions with their ergonomics programs. Presented through the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

  • April 2019

  • 9th

    Five Approaches to Cost-Justifying Ergonomics

    Presented by Rick Barker, CPE and Blake McGowan, CPE
    Have you struggled to define and communicate the benefits of ergonomics improvements to decision makers in your organization? The credibility of your information can be a factor in whether the job improvement gets funded. This live, 30-minute webinar, led by our board-certified professional ergonomists, will discuss five types of information available to justify your improvements and some new approaches to gathering supporting data. We’ll explain the pros, cons, and applicability of each method, and, we’ll discuss how to quantify both the health and business benefits of workplace ergonomics. You’ll get  a practical combination of traditional and innovative approaches that go way beyond injury reduction. Join us!

  • February 2019

  • 12th

    Why Ergonomics? Communicating the Value to Business Stakeholders

    Presented by Blake McGowan, CPE
    Safety and human resources professionals understand that ergonomics improves employee well-being, and leads to reductions in causal absenteeism, modified duty cases, recordable injuries, lost-time cases, and workers’ compensation costs, among others. Yet, other business stakeholders, such as plant leadership, quality, operations, boards of directors, and investors, generally have a limited awareness or understanding of the value of ergonomics. This 30-minute webinar plus Q&A will demonstrate how to communicate the value of an ergonomics process to business stakeholders and generate additional support for your ergonomics efforts.

  • November 2018

  • 7th

    Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Automotive Industry

    A complex assembly process, varied tooling and workstation set ups, plus numerous product design changes can contribute to a higher-than-average risk for workplace injuries in the automotive industry.  Fortunately, there are effective controls proven by leading companies. This 30-minute webinar plus Q&A is specific to automotive operations for both OEMs and suppliers. Participants will learn how to establish an ergonomics improvement process that fits their company culture and needs. Join us!

  • October 2018

  • 18th

    Why Ergonomics? Communicating the Value to Business Stakeholders

    Presented by Blake McGowan, CPE
    Safety and human resources professionals understand that ergonomics improves employee well-being, and leads to reductions in causal absenteeism, modified duty cases, recordable injuries, lost-time cases, and workers’ compensation costs, among others. Yet, other business stakeholders, such as plant leadership, quality, operations, boards of directors, and investors, generally have a limited awareness or understanding of the value of ergonomics. This 30-minute webinar plus Q&A will demonstrate how to communicate the value of an ergonomics process to business stakeholders and generate additional support for your ergonomics efforts.