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August 14, 2019

Top 3 Sessions to Attend at 2019 National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo

top-3-sessions-to-attend-2019-ergo-expo-2The 2019 National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo is coming to Las Vegas Aug. 20-23 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, and it’s sure to be the ergonomics event of the year. As you’re planning your 2019 National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo agenda, we recommend making a list of vendors you’d like to visit on the show floor as well as the speaking sessions you’d like to attend. The ErgoExpo is jam packed with so many educational opportunities that going in without a plan is a mistake.

 

Need some session recommendations? These are the three top sessions at the 2019 National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo we can’t wait to catch. Each session will offer invaluable insight on what it takes to successfully launch an ergonomics program, and you’ll go home with actionable tips you can apply in your organization.

 

“Bio-Ergo Assessments, Clinical Algorithms and Coaching: Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Better EH&S Outcomes”

Speakers: Nick Magana, senior safety advisor of Southern California Edison, and Anthony Harris, MD, MBA, MPH, associate medical director of WorkCare

Room: Champagne 1

Session Number: MH5

Thursday, Aug. 22, from 8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

 

Work-related soft tissue injuries commonly plague the office, but when occupational medicine clinicians, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, employees, and ergonomics professionals work together, they can help prevent and better manage these injuries. In this session, you’ll hear updated findings on using wearable bio-ergonomic assessments and clinical algorithms to identify hidden injury risk factors and ensure consistency and accuracy in data collection and analysis. Nick and Anthony will also share a case study from Southern California Edison about the design of individual and job-specific interventions based on bio-ergo assessments that accurate measure overuse injury risk.

 

“Analyzing, Digitizing and Globalizing Your Ergonomics Program — A Case Study With Airbnb”

Speakers: Matt Lowe, BS, CSP, global health and safety manager of Airbnb; Andrew Blumenfeld, BA, MA, CEO and co-founder of Performance Based Ergonomics; and Vivienne Fleischer, BM, CEAS

president and co-founder of Performance Based Ergonomics

Room: Versailles 1-2

Session Number: OF5

Thursday, Aug. 22, from 8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

 

With the variety of work environments many organizations operate, managing an ergonomics program can be challenging. Matt and Andrew will share how Airbnb and Performance Based Ergonomics built a global ergonomics program, including effective strategies and top tools organizations need to successfully manage and scale their ergonomics program across multiple environments.

 

“’End to End’ Implementation of a Global Ergonomics Program”

Speaker: Shari Arribere, OTR/L, CHT, CIE, global ergonomic program manager of VMware

Room: Versailles 1-2

Session Number: PM8

Thursday, Aug. 22, from 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

 

After coordinating the rollout and full implementation of a global ergonomics program spanning 58 countries and encompassing 33,000 employees, Shari will discuss her every step of her experience, including what it took to institute a state-of-the-art ergonomics demonstration center, create an online training tool through a learning management system, and implement a master database for help ticket assignment. Shari will also review how she found and trained ergonomics consultants and coordinated vendor selection across the globe as well as how she integrated Enviance EHS software throughout the decision-making process.

 

Visit Enviance at the National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo

And, of course, we’d love for you to visit us in booth 559 at the ErgoExpo. We’ll have the latest in office ergonomic software in the booth where you can catch a free product demo. If you haven’t registered yet, visit https://www.ergoexpo.com/register. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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