Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT (GMT -4, New York)
Duration: 1 Hour
Event Type: Live Webinar
The value of ergonomics extends beyond health and safety. Ergonomics done right improves both employee well-being and business performance (better product quality, manufacturing performance, and employee engagement). Unfortunately, safety professionals often overlook and underexploit the business benefits.
During this webinar, our expert panel from academia and industry will explain how to link ergonomics efforts to business strategies and results. Using case studies, we’ll share strategies on how to reposition ergonomics from a primary health and safety approach to a more business-oriented approach. We’ll look at how to embed ergonomics into the design process and capital investment projects, as well as how to cost-justify improvements and calculate business performance return on investment.
- Understand how ergonomics can affect business performance
- How to link ergonomics to business strategies and outcomes
- How to embed ergonomics into the design process and capital investment opportunities
- How to cost-justify ergonomics efforts and calculate return on investment
Jay Kapellusch, PhD, Associate Professor, Chair - College of Health Sciences - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Patrick Neumann, PhD, Associate Professor - Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering - Ryerson University
Blake McGowan, CPE, Managing Consultant, Ergonomics Engineer, Humantech
Rick Barker, CPE, - Senior Consultant, Ergonomics Engineer, Humantech