Ergonomics Process Owner Seminar Series – 2021 Course Schedule Coming Soon!
Learn to plan and manage your ergonomics process in two short virtual 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 two 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. As a bonus, we’ve added a round table discussion or “office hours” day following the two week series! Drop in during the specified time to get your questions answered or to discuss your ergonomics process with fellow course participants or a board-certified ergonomist.
Who should attend:
This interactive, online series is intended for site, division, and corporate level ergonomics leaders.
- 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 or the opportunity to drop in during “office hours” on the last day of the series!
Bonus! This course is also eligible for continuing education credit and participants will receive a certificate upon full completion.
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 – Closed (class full)
October 1, 8, 15 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern
November 4, 11, 18 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern – Closed (class full)
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
Assessing Your Current Ergonomics Plan
- Types of audits and assessments
- Performing a self-assessment
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
- Types of measures
- Choosing measures based on process maturity
- How to collect and report measures
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.
Join our mailing list to be notified of future seminars.