Solving musculoskeletal injuries: How to get to and through the solutions phase to solve ergonomics problems*
Once you have evaluated musculoskeletal hazards on the jobsite, the hard part of finding and implementing solutions begins. Solving these problems can be fraught with unforeseen problems that can lead to frustration, wasted resources, and failure. Many companies are resistant to making ergonomic changes in the workplace; those that do attempt to solve problems can spend significant amounts of time and money only to find out the solution does not work, employees don’t like it, or it creates more problems. This webinar will provide participants with strategies and methods on how to strategically plan and develop engineering and administrative controls in a cost effective, timely manner with confidence the solutions can work. This class is geared for industrial ergonomics.
• Barriers solving ergonomics problems
• Guided brainstorming and the BEST app
• ‘Cardboard city’ and rapid prototyping
Tony Brace has been a Certified Professional Ergonomist since 2005 and a Certified Industrial Hygienist since 2015. Over the past 18 years he has worked as an ergonomist for companies such as Intel, Whirlpool, and Boeing. His primary focus areas for ergonomics are program development, solving complex exposures, and making a business case for ergonomic improvements using productivity and quality measures.
*Active PSHFES Membership is required for registration
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