Get Ready for AEC 2018!

GOErgo Presents the Applied Ergonomics Conference in Atlanta

applied ergonomics conference aec 2018The 2018 Applied Ergo Conference (AEC) is set to run March 26 – 29, 2018 at the Hilton in Atlanta, Georgia. As always, the Darcor team is ready to be inspired by the exciting keynote speakers and workshops.

For more than a decade, the Global Organization of Ergonomics (GOErgo) has been bringing ergonomic considerations to the forefront for businesses. More than ever, organizations have become more focused on injury prevention and reducing workplace related fatigue. AEC continues to lead the charge on proactive ergonomics assessment and solutions.

Darcor has been proud to be part of the ergonomics progression and has developed The Guide to Workplace Ergonomics, which specifically focuses on overexertion injuries that occur in the workplace. Additionally, Darcor just released a new guide in March 2018: The Economics of Ergonomics which will help organizations truly understand the financial risks associated with workplace overexertion injuries and how to assess and reduce that risk by implementing proactive ergonomics programs.

As AEC 2018 approaches, the Darcor team has compiled a list of the workshops and speakers we’re most looking forward to see:

DIY: How to Upgrade Your Ergonomics Program and Increase Its Organizational Impact – A Pre-conference Workshop

Monday, March 26, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Allison Stephens, Fanshawe College

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to leverage internal resources and programs to advance ergonomics
  2. Review and discuss implementation of new research in the field of ergonomics
  3. Review of ergonomic tools and measurements that drive ergonomic decisions
  4. Understand how to build a community of ergonomic resources

Demystifying Cost Justification for Ergonomic Solutions – A Pre-conference Workshop

Monday, March 26, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ben Zavitz, ErgoHP

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the various data sources and metrics to use when performing a cost benefit analysis
  2. Know the difference between “blue” and “green” dollars and reactive versus proactive cost benefit analysis and when to use which one
  3. Learn how to conduct a cost benefit analysis using various data sources
  4. Develop a business case to justify your ergonomic solution and compete for the CEO dollars against other attendees.

Ergonomics in the Manufacturing Environment

Wednesday, March 28, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Positioning for Optimum Benefit: …the Worker? …or the Work

James Galante, Southworth Products Corp

The Ergonomics Bottleneck: Revolutionize the Way You Find Problems

Nick Smith, Auburn Engineers, Inc.

As usual, Darcor will be taking part at AEC. If you are interested in finding out more about how casters can be used to support your organization’s ergonomic goals, you can visit us at booth 110.

You can also check out our educational presentation, Proactive Ergonomics: Reducing Workplace Injuries and Improving Productivity through Proper Caster Selection which will be held on Wednesday March 28 from 8:00 AM – 8:40 AM in Room 212 – 214. During this presentation:

  • Dr. Tom Albin will review the ergonomic factors that affect push-pull forces in manual material handling situations.
  • Darcor’s Lui Dilauro, a recognized ergonomic mobility expert, will review case histories where leading companies have seen benefits based on caster selection. He will also identify the risks and benefits associated with different wheel materials and design configurations.

We look forward to seeing you at AEC 2018!

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