Webinars

Ergonomics Done Right®

Upcoming Webinars

  • June 2020

  • 9th

    Manual Material Handling Solutions

    Presented by Kent Hatcher, CPE and Margaux Mistor

    How do you ensure the right solutions  address your ergonomics issues when it comes to manual material handling (MMH)?  Does one solution fit all? Lift assists, lift tables, and carts are all typical fixes we see used in the workplace to mitigate the risks associated with MMH. They can be effective in the right situation, but we’ve also seen way too many lift assists being used as coat racks! It can be costly if you choose the wrong solution or make design mistakes.

    This 30-minute free webinar, led by our certified professional ergonomists, will highlight both common and innovative MMH solutions and explain when they should be applied. We will also show you how sometimes, the low-cost solution is much more effective than the high-priced mechanical device.

Past Webinars

  • May 2020

  • 21st

    The Short Conference

    Presented by VelocityEHS’ experts and Industry Specialists

    It’s a new world in EHS; one that few companies expected or were fully prepared to face. Let’s brave this new world together during this virtual conference and learn what it takes to be resilient, safe, and prepared for the future. We’ll tackle the biggest questions head-on:

    • How to bring workers safely back into the workplace
    • EHS best practices under difficult conditions
    • Managing compliance and legal obligations

    This half-day, complimentary conference includes three expert panels and three workshops; two of which meet the criteria for CEU credit.  Join us!

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • 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!

  • 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.