Darcor Attending the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky

Updated March 12: The Applied Ergonomics Conference 2020 has been postponed and will be rescheduling dates for later in the year. For more information visit their website here.

We are excited to be exhibiting at the AEC again this year!

The 23rd annual Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) 2020 is coming up fast. The AEC is being held March 16 – 19, 2020 at the Kentucky International Convention Centre in Louisville.

AES, the Applied Ergonomics Society, supports the Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo, a conference where attendees gather from around the world to share best practices with other professionals in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management. AES is a society within IISE, an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineers, human factors/ergonomics professionals, healthcare providers and related professions.

This year Simon Houlton, Lui Dilauro and Octavian Sioldea from the Darcor Team will be exhibiting at Booth 406. As proud experts in ergonomics, there are a variety of master track and roundtable sessions that our team will be attending. Here are a couple of sessions you shouldn’t miss:

Keynote Presentation

“Trust and Adaptation to New Workplace Technology”

Dr. John D. Lee is the Emerson Electric Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory. He investigates the issues of human-automation interaction, particularly trust in automation. John has investigated these issues of trust in domains that include UAVs, maritime operations, highly automated vehicles, and process control. His work also involves assessing novel interface and interaction methods to enhance trust calibration, as well as novel statistical approaches to assess trust and user state estimation.

Presenter: John D. Lee, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Concurrent Session

Profitability: How Ergonomics Can Impact ROI in the Construction Industry

The cost of doing business requires employers to examine productivity and efficiencies. The Motion is Money process integrates principles of ergonomics with the concepts of lean construction. The focus of the presentation deals with increasing productivity, enhancing workers efficiency, improving bottom line profitability, and reducing jobsite exposures. The Motion is Money methodology examines how walking, bending, reaching, lifting, lowering and carrying are overlooked and never seen on a jobsite. These movements cost time and money and no one measures these movements. We will discuss how to measure these activities and success stories of reducing labor hours and the cost of completing job tasks and the overall project.

Presenter: Brian Roberts, CNA

Thursday, March 19, 2020 – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Can’t wait to see you at AEC 2020! Don’t forget to visit us at Booth 406 during Exhibit Hall hours.

The Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo is a great place to gather new ideas and new ways to address your most challenging issues directly from leaders of the industry. Get a head start by downloading Darcor’s most popular Guide to Workplace Ergonomics.

The Guide to Workplace Ergonomics covers a variety of areas that all organizations should be familiar with to ensure employee health and safety including:

  • Workplace ergonomics and impact on business performance: productivity, health & safety, and costs & consequences
  • Avoidable workplace risks for pushing and pulling tasks
  • Ergonomics of safe pushing and pulling
  • Factors to designing safer pushing and pulling tasks
  • How to choose the right caster to reduce workplace injuries

Download the Guide here.

Our team will be ready March 16 to 19 in Louisville, Kentucky at Booth 406 to answer all of your unique caster and ergonomics questions.

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