ErgoExpo 2019 is coming up! Get Ready for These Top Three Sessions
The 25th National Ergonomics conference & ErgoExpo is only a few weeks away. The ErgoExpo is being held August 20 – 23, 2019 at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas.
The National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo is the nation’s largest and longest running ergonomics event. This is the place to learn how to build or maximize your ergonomics program, while also having the opportunity to see, touch and compare thousands of products side-by-side. Darcor is especially excited about the conference’s recent focus on workplace safety and ergonomics.
This year the Darcor Team is looking forward to attending and participating in a variety of the scheduled ErgoExpo sessions. In our opinion, here are the top three:
Guidelines for the Use and Design of Manually Handled Carts – Thomas Albin PE, CPE, Principal High Plains Engineering Services
Manual material handling tasks are typically complex, and cart handling is no exception; the operator lifts the materials to the cart, starts the cart moving, sustains the motion of the cart, turns the cart, brakes the cart and lifts the objects from the cart. Determining the acceptability of cart-handling forces, however, has traditionally been limited to analyses of starting the cart moving, sustaining the movement and turning the cart. Dr. Albin will discuss techniques for evaluating the acceptability of push-pull forces by taking into consideration the compound interaction of all the different exertions performed.
Room: Versailles 1-2
Session Number: MH2
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Tom Albin recently wrote a blog for Darcor about Risk Mitigation in Manual Materials Handling (MMH) Push Pull Tasks, read it here.
Utilizing Lean Ergonomics to Reduce Injuries and Decrease Cost – Gretchen Schulz BSN, RN, Occupational Nurse Baxter Pharmaceutical
Using before and after photos and videos, Ms. Schulz will provide three examples of utilizing lean ergonomics — the intersection of lean thinking and ergonomics — to achieve reduction in injuries while reducing work steps and cost. The examples, which include both administrative and engineering solutions, include simple ergonomics equipment solutions for repetitive handling of glass in the automotive manufacturing industry, lean workflow design for pallet handling in a pharmaceutical packaging department, and an engineering solution to manual cleaning under warehouse racks.
Room: Versailles 3-4
Session Number: MH1
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Show Me the Money: How Real Companies Have Demonstrated a Return on Investment for Ergonomics – Mike Hoonhorst CPE, Managing Consultant Humantech
Even though many employers are focusing on their ergonomics programs to address substantial losses resulting from MSDs in the workplace, ergonomics professionals still often fail to get their ergonomics initiatives approved at their organization. Mr. Hoonhorst will explain that, to avoid this fate, occupational and EHS professionals need to sell ergonomics. They need to arm themselves with the right language to show the impacts that ergonomics has on overall business performance, employee engagement and product quality. Mr. Hoonhorst will demonstrate how, with the right tools — case studies, research findings and data — ergonomics professionals can get management’s attention and get their plans endorsed by business leadership.
Room: Versailles 3-4
Session Number: PM5
Thursday, August 22, 2019 – 8:15 AM to 9:15 AM
Darcor has created multiple case studies of our own to present how proper casters and ergonomics in the workplace have enhanced organizations and cut costs. Check them out here.
See you at ErgoExpo 2019! Visit Darcor’s Booth to Learn about Casters & Ergonomics
ErgoExpo is your unique opportunity to network and gain insights about ergonomics in-person and straight from the leaders of the industry. The ergonomics industry continues to shift its focus more and more to user experience and design, which is why Darcor has just recently released the Guide to Designing Manual Materials Handling Carts.
Well-designed manual materials handling cart systems can allow organizations to achieve significant benefits including:
- Increased productivity
- Reduced production downtime
- Reduced maintenance
- Decreased risk of workplace injuries
- Cost savings
Don’t forget to visit the Darcor team at booth #246 while you are in Las Vegas!