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Ergonomics Process Owner Virtual Seminar Series 2020

Learn to plan and manage your ergonomics process in three short sessions.

Every successful ergonomics process requires a driver to establish the roadmap and continually monitor progress. Whether you are just starting out in the field and need to learn how to do ergonomics right or are a veteran looking for new tools and strategies to increase process performance, this online workshop series is for you. We are taking our popular in-person seminar and turning it virtual for 2020.

Over the course of three weeks (one session per week), participants will use the Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle of continuous improvement to plan and document their company’s ergonomics process. Post-workshop activities and homework will be assigned between the sessions to verify learnings.

Hear what you’ll learn from the course instructor!

Who should attend:

This interactive, online series is intended for site, division, and corporate level ergonomics leaders.

You’ll receive:

  • written ergonomics plan template
  • worksheet guide to selecting ergonomics team members
  • stakeholder alignment activity exercise
  • ergonomics plan self-assessment form
  • tip sheet for enhancing your ergonomics plan
  • RACI worksheet for ergonomics roles and responsibilities
  • training requirements template
  • ergonomics process implementation Gantt chart template

Get Additional Time with Your Instructor!

As a participant in the series, you’ll also get a 1:1 meeting with the course instructor, a board-certified ergonomist and trainer, after each week to review assignments and approve the final ergonomics plan document!

Bonus! This course is also eligible for continuing education credit and participants will receive a certificate upon full completion.


Register for a 3-Week Series

July 8, 15, 22 –  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern – Closed (class full)
August 19, 26 & September 2 –  10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern
October 1, 8, 15 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern
November 4, 11, 18 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern


Agenda

Week 1: Building the Foundation

This two-hour workshop will show you how to successfully launch a company-wide ergonomics process. Participants will learn how to draft a written ergonomics plan and establish a team before initiating a continuous improvement process. Post-workshop activities to align stakeholders will be assigned as homework.

Introduction to Process Ownership

  • Elements of an ergonomics plan
  • Communicating changes in your ergonomics plan
  • Collecting stakeholder input
  • Aligning expectations regarding results and resources
  • Selecting and organizing your ergonomics team

Week 2: Creating the Framework

Building on the process planning steps from week one, this two-hour session will offer solutions on how to overcome two of the most common challenges: gaining buy-in and communicating progress. Using the right tools can help participants evaluate their current plan and communicate in a language management understands.

Gaining Employee Buy-In

  • Importance of employee buy-in
  • Recognizing resistance
  • Strategies for managing resistance

Selective Metrics

  • Types of measures
  • Choosing measures based on process maturity
  • How to collect and report measures

Assessing Your Current Ergonomics Plan

  • Types of audits and assessments
  • Performing a self-assessment

Week 3: Finalizing the Plan

In this final, two-hour session, we’ll fill in the remaining blanks, beginning with defining the roles and responsibilities of your ergonomics team members and providing them with the right training to ensure their success. At the conclusion, we’ll establish a timeline for process implementation.

Defining Roles and Responsibilities

  • Overview of ergonomics process responsibilities
  • Introduction to RACI matrix
  • Using RACI matrix to define roles and responsibilities for ergonomics

Establishing Training Requirements

  • Linking training requirements to ergonomics responsibilities
  • Developing a Deployment Timeline
  • Key steps to deploy an ergonomics process
  • Timeframes and task dependencies

Got a question?

Email  Jennifer or call  734.663.3330 ext. 132.

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