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PSHFES  17th Annual Symposium

September 21, 2017  8:00am – 4:30pm  Four Points by Sheraton at Seattle Airport South, Des Moines, WA

 Keynote Speakers: Dr. Victor Riley (Boeing), Dr. Charles Fox (Engineering Systems).

This Year's Theme is Research  Practice

This year's symposium will focus on creating road maps to move research into practical workplace application (practice) 

Attendees will experience an outstanding group of speakers sharing their cutting edge experience and research 

Our new venue offers great food, ease of access and expanded space for vendors.

2017 PSHFES Symposium Agenda

PSHFES Sym brochure 2017 

Attendee: $210       Student: $100

Includes continental breakfast, lunch and “theme” snacks.


Dr. Victor Riley.  Dr. Riley will describe moving from research to engineering, from theory to product, and from abstract users to real ones.  Biosketch

Dr. Charles Fox.  Dr. Fox will discuss the effectiveness of scientific and engineering graphics in conveying complex concepts to fact finders.  Biosketch


  • Research in Industry - Success Stories & Lessons Learned.  Dr. Neal Wiggerman (Hill-Rom)
  • Total Worker Health for Construction.  Ken-Yu Lin, Associate Professor, University of Washington

Policies and Translation

  • Research to Practice:  Transferring knowledge, technologies, and intervention to the mining Industry.  Pamela Drake, Deputy Director;  NIOSH, Spokane
  • Research to Regulation to Repeal:  The legacy of the Washington State ergonomics rule.  Rick Goggins, CPE, WA Dept. of L&I


  • A new tool for worker's postural load assessment in real time.   Xinhui Zhu, Assistant Professor, OSU.
  • Safety Voice for Ergonomics (SAVE): One course beyond.  Laurel Kincl, Associate Professor, Oregon State U 

Enkindle – Student Showcases

  • Wearable technologies in the era of the Internetof things (IoT) and its application to ergonomics practices.  Wonil Lee, PhD candidate, U of Washington
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Ultra-low Travel Keyboard.  Jonathan Sisley, Oregon State U
  • The Need for Federal Ergonomics Regulations.  Kurt Fellrath, MPH, Tulane Unviversity


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