Webinars

Ergonomics Done Right®

Upcoming Webinars

  • April 2020

  • 8th

    Working from Home – Things You Need to Know

    Presented by Mary Stoesser, CPE and Kendra Perdeaux, CPE

    With the COVID-19 outbreak, many employees are finding themselves working from home for extended periods of time.  Whether this is new for you, or something you do all the time, it’s important to be aware of how to prevent the risks that could lead to problems later on down the road.

    We’ll share some tips on how to properly set up your own personal remote workstation, how to stay connected with your team, and how to stay sane!

    This 30-minute, complimentary webinar plus Q&A will offer quick tips and low to no-cost ways to stay healthy and comfortable while you work from home. Join us!

  • April 2020

  • 16th

    Democratizing Ergonomics: How to Involve Everyone in Improving the Workplace

    Presented through AIHA  by Jeff Sanford, CPE and Ayla Yi, CPE

    The field of ergonomics can be seen as a complex science comprised of experts who understand the physical and cognitive aspects of human beings and the engineering concepts around systems design and modeling. In the real world, ergonomics often necessitates collaboration of many groups, including safety, IH, engineering, operators, design, and IT personnel.

    Quantitative assessments for identifying MSD risk factors are skills-based and require training, competency, and practice. Ergonomics teams can get bogged down by the dreaded “paralysis by analysis” and spend valuable time finding issues in the workplace versus spending their time fixing the issues.

    With recent advances in technology, it is time to break the trend and democratize ergonomics. (Link coming soon.)

  • May 2020

  • 7th

    Why Ergonomics? Communicating and Demonstrating Value to Business Stakeholders

    Presented through EHS Today by Blake McGowan, CPE and Rick Barker, CPE

    Safety and human resources professionals appreciate the value of ergonomics. They understand that ergonomics improves employee well-being and leads to reductions in causal absenteeism, recordable injuries, lost-time cases, and workers’ compensation costs, among others. However, other business stakeholders, such as plant leadership, quality, operations, manufacturing, boards of directors, and investors often overlook and underappreciate that ergonomics can improve business performance. This webinar will demonstrate how to communicate the value of an ergonomics process to business stakeholders and generate additional support for your ergonomics efforts. In addition, methods to project the financial impact of ergonomics interventions will be introduced. (Link coming soon.)

Past Webinars

  • March 2020

  • 26th

    Working from Home – Things You Need to Know

    Presented by Mary Stoesser, CPE and Kendra Perdeaux, CPE

    With the COVID-19 outbreak, many employees are finding themselves working from home for extended periods of time.  Whether this is new for you, or something you do all the time, it’s important to be aware of how to prevent the risks that could lead to problems later on down the road.

    We’ll share some tips on how to properly set up your own personal remote workstation, how to stay connected with your team, and how to stay sane!

    This 30-minute, complimentary webinar plus Q&A will offer quick tips and low to no-cost ways to stay healthy and comfortable while you work from home. Join us!

  • March 2020

  • 25th

    Rolling Out Your Industrial Ergonomics Process: Year-by-Year

    Presented by Christy Lotz, CPE and Parul Lahoti, CPE

    Too many large organizations have launched an ergonomics process only to have it “fizzle” when the business climate and direction changes, when key participants turnover, or when the low-hanging, easy fixes have been completed. Failure to initiate and maintain an effective process can result in loss of credibility and trust by employees and management, wasted resources, and poor results. This 30-minute webinar plus Q&A will review the critical elements of establishing, deploying, and, most importantly, sustaining a large-scale workplace ergonomics process. We’ll give participants a roadmap to follow year-by-year.

  • February 2020

  • 12th

    Using Technology to Drive Workplace Improvements

    Presented by Christy Lotz, CPE and Josiah Allen, CPE

    When it comes to business applications, the focus should be on optimizing efficiency and effectiveness. The field of ergonomics is not an island; like a lot of business processes, it must evolve to take advantage of relevant available technology or risk being left behind as a series of dinosaur checklists, paper-based assessment tools, handwritten measurements and instructor-led trainings. This webinar will focus on how technology can be used to make your ergonomics process better. Specifically, we will share examples of how a few key tools, methods and approaches can accelerate MSD risk reduction efforts, optimize resources and achieve global engagement.

  • January 2020

  • 22nd

    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.

  • 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. 

  • 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!