Leveraging Technology in Your Office Ergonomics Programs

Jan. 31, 2007
How to Increase Efficiency and Effective Reduce Evaluation Costs How would you go about performing office ergonomic assessments on 5 people? How about

How to Increase Efficiency and Effective Reduce Evaluation Costs

How would you go about performing office ergonomic assessments on 5 people? How about 50? What if you had to assess 5,000 or 50,000 people separated by physical location, shifts, countries or working from home offices? Not such an easy task, is it?

Of course, if you had an unlimited budget and the time and resources, this wouldn't be an issue. But for many companies, this is a real problem. Ergo managers frequently ask, “How can I reduce ergonomic risk in the office without asking for budget increases?”

The answer: leverage web-based technology.

Although web-based training and learning management systems have been around for years, we still see companies struggling with reducing office ergonomic risk and associated injuries. For most, taking on large amounts of proactive assessment to reduce risks over the entire organization seems insurmountable. Many are forced to settle for reactively handling the walking wounde d vs. proactively handling the high-risk exposed .

During this webcast, Scott Smith, CPE and Anthony DiIeso, CPE from EORM, Inc., a leading innovator in ergonomics consulting, will directly address this dilemma, sharing the tools, technology, and strategies behind creating an effective and efficient office deployment process that can cover 100% of your workforce. They'll share data about the amount of effort and results you should expect and will demonstrate the cost differences between using the current approach of assessing one person at a time vs. using technology to cover all employees at one time.

Presenter Information: Scott Smith, a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) has led the development and global deployment of large-scale corporate ergonomics initiatives for more than 100 mid- to Fortune 1000®-size companies as part of his ergonomics consulting practice. A former site and corporate ergonomist, Mr. Smith has developed, implemented, and managed value-added ergonomic programs across a variety of work environments in a range of industries, including the technology, electronics, pharma/biotech, and medical device manufacturing market sectors. A sought-after industry speaker and author, Scott Smith presents regularly at key ergonomics conferences, including: the National Ergonomics Expo, Applied Ergonomics, ASSE, and AIHce. He is a full member of the Industrial Engineering Society.

Anthony DiIeso is a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR) who has eight years of experience in the field of occupational ergonomics in rehabilitation, workers compensation, and productivity improvements. He is experienced in evaluating work sites, designing return to work plans and physical demands analysis, customizing ergonomic programs and implementing job modifications to increase employees' health and safety and business productivity. His expertise lies in the areas of human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and job/process redesign. Mr. DiIeso received his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and his Master of Science in Occupational Ergonomics from University of Massachusetts (Lowell).

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