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Ways to Leverage Technology in Ergonomics
With the daily onslaught of new technology coming our way, and the notion and/ or claim that a product will improve our life or make our work more efficient, it’s sometimes difficult to determine if we actually need the product or whether we just want it. 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 presentation will focus on how you can utilize technology to make your ergonomics process better and more advanced. Specifically, we will share examples of how a few key tools, methods and approaches can accelerate your ergonomic risk reduction efforts, optimize your current resources and yet achieve a global engagement.

The presentation will include:
• Ergonomics training and development: Instructor-led vs. e-Learning educational modules
• Ways to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of how you too can manage ergonomics and improvement processes (software solutions, web trainings, digital data collection equipment)
• The positive and negative impacts technology has on the user
• The impact technology could have on injuries in the workplace

Whether you are a heavy technology user, or prefer the “paper and pencil” model, you will come away with a list of best practices and tips to enhance the level of maturity of your ergonomics process.
02/13/2013 11:00 am o'clock
02/13/2013 12:00 pm o'clock
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Who should participate:

Ergonomics Engineers
Health and Safety Personnel
Human Resource Staff
Lean and Continuous Improvement Teams

What you will learn:

By attending this session, attendees will understand ways to effectively leverage technology in ergonomics and other business applications to optimize efficiency and effectiveness. Topics may include, but are not limited to, ergonomics training: instructor-led vs. e-Learning, software solutions and digital data collection equipment. We will also address the negative impacts technology can have on our health and wellness.

Recommended Resources:

Article in EHS Today, "Faster, Better, More Efficient Applies to Office Ergonomics, Too"
Additional research on how technology drives effective business practices will be shared.
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