Symposium - Keynote
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
The Working Back
Speaker: William S. Marras, Ph.D.
Honda Professor Chair
Department of Integrated Systems Engineering
Ohio State University
Low back pain in the workplace continues to represent a very prominent and extremely costly problem to individuals and employers. Our ability to treat these problems is poor so prevention is critical. Over the past decade much of the contemporary scientific findings have been able to identify how many diverse risk factors (physical work requirements, individual factors, psychosocial environments) can all influence low back disorder risk. This presentation will show how these factors can influence a common causal pathway and will discuss the types of prevention strategies that are most likely to control low back problems in the workplace.
Location: Museum of Flight, Seattle
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $125.00 (before Labor Day)
$175.00 (after Labor Day)
Cost includes a hot lunch
Effect of Lift Teams on Upper Extremity and Trunk Kinematics and Muscle Activity
Speaker: Dan Anton, PT, PhD, ATC
Current literature regarding lift team effectiveness and research study results from the Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory at Eastern Washington University.
Finding Causes of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Identifying Best Practices Among Industries
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Bao, SHARP
This is an epidemiology surveillance study on finding causes of musculoskeletal disorders and identifying best practices among several industries which have high workers’ compensation rates due to work-related MSDs.
Healthcare Ergo/Safety Culture
Speaker: Betsy Hart, Ergonomics Director Jefferson Healthcare
Jefferson Healthcare’s journey to creating a culture of
Prevention Through Design:
Incorporating and Assessing Ergonomics and Safety Requirements in Design/Build Processes at Boeing
Speaker: Peregrin Spielholz, The Boeing Company
Peregrin is an ergonomist for the Boeing Company and
will discuss incorporating ergonomics and safety
criteria into Airplane design.
Good Intentions Gone Bad:Speaker: Deborah Read, ErgoFit Consulting and Steve Russell, The Boeing Company
Learning from Your Ergonomics Misfortunes
Most of us are eager to share our ergonomics successes with others, but it is our failures that often teach us the most and leave the most indelible imprint in our minds. Deborah and Steve plan to share some of their failed ergonomics projects, how these experiences led to a better understanding of the process, and the value of shedding light on what we normally would least want