Webinars

Ergonomics Done Right®

Upcoming Webinars

  • October 2020

  • 14th

    5 Approaches to Cost-Justifying Ergonomic Improvements

    Have you struggled to define and communicate the benefits of ergonomic improvements to business decision makers in your organization? The credibility of your information can be a factor in whether the job improvement occurs. This webinar will discuss five types of information available to justify your improvements and some new approaches to gathering supporting data. This live, 30-minute webinar, plus Q & A, includes traditional and innovative approaches for cost-justifying workplace improvements that go way beyond injury reduction. Join us!

  • November 2020

  • 11th

    Five Myths on Office Ergonomics

    It’s not always easy for busy safety and facilities professionals to distinguish myths from truths when it comes to office ergonomics. During this 30-minute live webinar plus Q&A, you will learn the truth about five common myths on office ergonomics. Our board-certified ergonomists will provide insight on how to approach equipment, adjustments, work environment, process, and more. Whether your teams are working from home or in a traditional setting, you’ll be better informed to use appropriate interventions and avoid approaches that have little or no impact on reducing the risk of injury. Join us!

  • December 2020

  • 2nd

    The MSD Tsunami – Controlling the Surge in Physical and Mental Stress in the Workplace

    There is no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year for EHS professionals and workers in industry, both personally and professionally. Many are seeking relief in the new year, but experts are concerned that more challenges lie ahead.

    The sudden shift to working from home has left office employees with poorly equipped workstations and an increased risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Industrial employers are doing more with fewer people leading to extended shifts, more physical demands, and higher mental stress. Will this all lead to a surge in injuries—an MSD Tsunami? And if so, is your company ready? And if so, is your company ready?

    Join our certified professional ergonomists for a live, 60-minute webinar, heavy on Q&A, where we’ll cover some of the facts you need to know now. We’ll take the pulse of you and your colleagues real-time and discuss how companies can shift to a new normal in 2021 while keeping workers safe and productive.

Past Webinars

  • September 2020

  • 10th

    Why Ergonomics? Communicating the Value to Business Stakeholders

    Presented by Blake McGowan, CPE and Josiah Allen, CPE

    This 1-hour webinar is presented through NAEM and will highlight how ergonomics can improve business performance such as through improvement of product quality, manufacturing performance, employee engagement, corporate social responsibility and even stock performance. Speakers will demonstrate how to communicate the value of an ergonomics process to business stakeholders and generate additional support for your ergonomics efforts.

  • August 2020

  • 11th

    Ergonomics Truths and Myths: What You Need to Know

    It’s not always easy for busy safety professionals to distinguish truths from myths when it comes to the field of ergonomics. When myths are perpetuated, it limits our understanding and makes it difficult for practitioners and to recognize the reliable and credible interventions that are backed by science.

    During this 30-minute live webinar plus Q&A, participants will learn the latest high-quality scientific research about such topics as industrial exoskeletons, proper lifting techniques, job rotation programs, and more.

    Participants will be better informed to use appropriate interventions and avoid approaches that have little impact on reducing musculoskeletal disorder risk. Join us!

  • 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.

  • 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.