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Monday, November 01, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Tuesday, November 02, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Tuesday, November 02, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Tuesday, November 02, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Session Number: WS5
DB Schenker and BUNZL North America move millions of products each day in distribution centers across the country. The manual material handling in these warehouses creates exposure to stressors leading... Read More
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  • Workshop Session - Panel Discussion - 2 1/2 Hours
  • Intermediate
  • Workshop Session - Panel Discussion - 2 1/2 Hours
  • Session Number: WS4
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  • Workshop Session - 2 1/2 Hours
  • Session Number: WS3
This workshop will provide you with the necessary tools to kick-start or revive your ergonomics process with a focus on remote capabilities for each step of your ergonomics journey. Industrial... Read More
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  • 60-minute Breakout Session
  • Intermediate
  • Workshop Session - 2 1/2 Hours
  • Session Number: WS1
An expert panel with an occupational medicine physician, a certified athletic trainer and two industry-based ergonomic, health and safety professionals will discuss ways employers can use wearable technology to identify... Read More
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  • Workshop Session - Panel Discussion - 2 1/2 Hours
  • Intermediate
  • Workshop Session - Panel Discussion - 2 1/2 Hours
  • Session Number: WS2
The panelists in this workshop will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how they deliver their ergonomics programs to their employees/clients. They will present their thoughts on how workplaces... Read More
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  • Workshop Session - Panel Discussion - 2 1/2 Hours
  • Basic
  • Workshop Session - Panel Discussion - 2 1/2 Hours

Tuesday, November 02, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Session Number: Keynote 1
Terry joined Facebook to scale programs, build framework and support employee productivity and efficiencies globally while translating the organization’s mission, values and unique culture in their physical workplace environment.  She will talk about her work at Facebook and discuss workplace design challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. She will describe... Read More
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Keynote
Terry Raby
Global Workplace Design Director
Facebook
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  • Keynote

Tuesday, November 02, 2:00 PM - 2:10 PM


Tuesday, November 02, 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Session Number: ET1
Companies across the country – ranging from major corporations such as Toyota, Ford, and Boeing, to small operations like a neighborhood brewery – have begun adding exoskeletons and exosuits to... Read More
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  • 60-minute Breakout Session
  • Basic
  • Breakout Session (50 min)
  • Session Number: HE2
Athletic trainers (AT) are licensed, medical professionals that specialize in injury prevention and biomechanics. Since 2018, Herman Miller has incorporated a small group of AT's into their safety team. Working... Read More
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  • Intermediate
  • Breakout Session (50 min)
  • Session Number: PM1
Workplace embedded physical and occupational therapists (PTs) engage with workers, supervisors and safety professionals during ergonomics or rounding activities, to promote injury prevention through collaborative problem-solving. When a worker is... Read More
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  • 60-minute Breakout Session
  • Basic
  • Breakout Session (50 min)
  • Session Number: HE1
This session will explain the normal root cause analysis (RCA) process in a healthcare setting, and what challenges exists. It will then describe how advanced analysis methods familiar to the... Read More
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  • 60-minute Breakout Session
  • Breakout Session (50 min)
  • Session Number: IS1
The CDC estimates the total economic burden for prescription opioid misuse in the U.S. is $78.5 billion/year. Data shows there is a link between opioid use and the workplace. We... Read More
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  • 60-minute Breakout Session
  • Intermediate
  • Breakout Session (50 min)

Tuesday, November 02, 3:00 PM - 3:10 PM


Tuesday, November 02, 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Session Number: OF2
This session is a step-by-step guide for companies that want to proactively manage the ergonomic needs of their remote workforce. As a practicing physical therapist, I saw, first-hand, how COVID-19... Read More
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  • 60-minute Breakout Session
  • Intermediate
  • Workshop Session - 2 1/2 Hours
  • Session Number: PM2
Ergonomics training does not have to be the usual, run-of-the-mill lifting or hazards training. At Ecolab, most of our associates work in the field, based out of their homes, at... Read More
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  • 60-minute Breakout Session
  • Basic
  • Breakout Session (50 min)
  • Session Number: IS2
According to new research, poor health costs the U.S. economy $576 billion annually. An often-overlooked preventative measure for employers to implement is the use of wearables, as ergonomic solutions, in... Read More
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  • 60-minute Breakout Session
  • Intermediate
  • Breakout Session (50 min)
  • Session Number: ET2
Are musculoskeletal injuries plaguing your workforce? If we believe 'Every Movement Matters,' it begs the question: how can we be everywhere at once? This session will demonstrate how to use... Read More
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  • 60-minute Breakout Session
  • Intermediate
  • Breakout Session (50 min)
  • Session Number: IS3
During this session we will step through key proactive fundamental practices and the importance of cross-functional partnership to strive for the ultimate goal of a safety first focus in a... Read More
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  • 60-minute Breakout Session
  • Intermediate
  • Breakout Session (50 min)

Tuesday, November 02, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Wednesday, November 03, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Wednesday, November 03, 8:00 AM - 4:50 PM


Wednesday, November 03, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Session Number: Keynote 2
Musculoskeletal disorders are the major source of compensable work-related injuries affecting American workers.  Ergonomists often deal with injured or high-risk workers and they design strategies to prevent or mitigate such injuries. For many years we have known the risk factors of posture, load, repetition and stress, but are all of... Read More
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Keynote
Dr.  Mary F. Barbe
Anatomy and Cell Biology, Professor
Temple University School of Medicine
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  • Keynote

Wednesday, November 03, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Expo

    Wednesday, November 03, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

    • Session Number: HE3
    Work is changing, and so is safety. Employers in every industry are looking ahead to a changing landscape when it comes to work. An aging workforce, more employees working remotely,... Read More
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    • 60-minute Breakout Session
    • Intermediate
    • Breakout Session (50 min)
    • Session Number: IS4
    Determining the financial impact of ergonomics interventions (single engineering improvements) and initiatives (system for managing ergonomics) to stakeholders is critical. To cost justify initiatives, EHS professionals use these five approaches:... Read More
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    • 60-minute Breakout Session
    • Intermediate
    • Breakout Session (50 min)
    • Session Number: ET3
    With the electrification of the world infrastructure in everything from homes to automobiles, this presentation will detail how to best use these advances in motor and battery technologies to virtually... Read More
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    • 60-minute Breakout Session
    • Intermediate
    • Breakout Session (50 min)
    • Session Number: ET4
    We hear it all the time, technology is advancing rapidly. But what does this mean for ergonomics and where can technology support an ergonomics program? In order to embrace advancing... Read More
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    • 60-minute Breakout Session
    • Intermediate
    • Breakout Session (50 min)
    • Session Number: PM3
    Because no two companies are identical, it is important to avoid relying on generic or boilerplate ergonomics programs and to strategically align your ergonomics program elements to fit your organization’s... Read More
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    • 60-minute Breakout Session
    • Intermediate
    • Breakout Session (50 min)

    Wednesday, November 03, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    • Room: Expo

      Wednesday, November 03, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

      • Session Number: ET5
      For 3 years, Walmart has been deploying safety wearables with StrongArm Tech across multiple U.S.-based distribution centers. The program began as a 2-site, 6-month POC deployment in 2018, seeing a... Read More
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      • 60-minute Breakout Session
      • Advanced
      • Breakout Session (50 min)
      • Session Number: HE4
      According to the BLS, more than 1 million workers suffer back injuries each year with an annual cost of $225.8 Billion according to the CDC. This will be an interactive... Read More
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      • 60-minute Breakout Session
      • Intermediate
      • Breakout Session (50 min)
      • Session Number: PM4
      COVID-19 has accelerated many organizations’ transition to a more flexible work experience for their employees. Employers’ perspectives and employees’ expectations continue to evolve in this space and guidance is continually... Read More
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      • 60-minute Breakout Session
      • Intermediate
      • Breakout Session (50 min)
      • Session Number: OF3
      Chevron has always had a very robust ergonomics program. Addressing high-risk and workers in discomfort by providing state-of-the-art equipment and a corporate standard of practice. This effort was supported for... Read More
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      • 60-minute Breakout Session
      • Intermediate
      • Breakout Session (50 min)
      • Session Number: IS5
      This presentation focuses on identifying ergonomic risk factors that impact wood working operations and employee productivity. Presenters will also discuss relevant examples which will provide the audience with key ergonomic... Read More
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      • 60-minute Breakout Session
      • Intermediate
      • Breakout Session (50 min)

      Wednesday, November 03, 1:50 PM - 2:00 PM


      Wednesday, November 03, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

      • Session Number: PM5
      When COVID-19 hit, their existing ergonomics program was focused on the office and like so many companies, the overnight shift from working in the office to working from home caught... Read More
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      • 60-minute Breakout Session
      • Intermediate
      • Breakout Session (50 min)
      • Session Number: IS6
      Hiring blindly and making poor return to work decisions have resulted in crippling costs to employers. Fitness for duty (FFD) tests, aka Physical Abilities Tests, have proven to be highly... Read More
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      • 60-minute Breakout Session
      • Intermediate
      • Breakout Session (50 min)
      • Session Number: HE5
      The NIOSH Total Worker Health (TWH)™approach is clear that improving the health and wellness of employees will consequently and inherently improve injury risk and safety. Atlas has long understood and... Read More
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      • 60-minute Breakout Session
      • Basic
      • Breakout Session (50 min)
      • Session Number: OF4
      What does it take to build a top Human Factors and Ergonomics Program? This presentation will take us through the steps that were taken from: 1. Visualizing the program 2.... Read More
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      • 60-minute Breakout Session
      • Intermediate
      • Breakout Session (50 min)
      • Session Number: ET6
      Exoskeletons are an exciting technology that is continuing to evolve to meet the needs of industry.  The automotive industry was an adopter of exoskeletons, and the experience of this industry... Read More
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      • 60-minute Breakout Session
      • Breakout Session (50 min)

      Wednesday, November 03, 2:50 PM - 4:00 PM

      • Room: Expo

        Wednesday, November 03, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

        • Session Number: ET7
        Low workforce availability in manufacturing continues to be a result of high turnover, absenteeism, & injuries. Currently, limited technologies exist to better monitor, manage, & engage with every worker. We... Read More
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        • 60-minute Breakout Session
        • Intermediate
        • Breakout Session (50 min)
        • Session Number: HE6
        The signs of an injury are there long before the symptoms begin. Growing evidence is correlating the increased risk of injury to poor postures and limited movement patterns. While most... Read More
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        • Basic
        • Breakout Session (50 min)
        • Session Number: IS7
        Animal research is an integral process in the discovery of effective cancer treatment. The individuals who perform the vital work in the vivarium often suffer the greatest number of musculoskeletal... Read More
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        • 60-minute Breakout Session
        • Intermediate
        • Breakout Session (50 min)
        • Session Number: PM6
        Participants attending will have the opportunity to  • Review the requirements of the MIPP Standard • Learn about key results from onsite ergonomics assessments and training  • Discover how/whether hospitality properties and housekeepers... Read More
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        • Intermediate
        • Breakout Session (50 min)
        • Session Number: PM7
        As Ergonomists and/or Safety Professionals, we all know that there is currently not an OSHA Standard in Ergonomics. However, across our industries we are seeing more and more work-related musculoskeletal... Read More
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        • 60-minute Breakout Session
        • Intermediate
        • Breakout Session (50 min)

        Thursday, November 04, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


        Thursday, November 04, 8:00 AM - 3:50 PM


        Thursday, November 04, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

        • Session Number: IS8
        Current safety management systems, like ISO 45001, are based on well-established quality management systems. Studying quality management can provide useful insights into methods for better safety and ergonomics programs. Quality... Read More
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        • 60-minute Breakout Session
        • Advanced
        • Breakout Session (50 min)
        • Session Number: HE7
        Spinal injuries account for billions of dollars in workers compensation costs and lost productivity every year. These injuries also have a tremendous residual impact on the life of the injured... Read More
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        • Advanced
        • Breakout Session (50 min)
        • Session Number: PM8
        Speaker(s)
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        • 60-minute Breakout Session
        • Basic
        • Breakout Session (50 min)
        • Session Number: ET8
        Technology is fast being implemented to assist and increase musculoskeletal safety in the workplace. Traditional ergonomic evaluations can be time consuming, and if not done correctly, leave you with information... Read More
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        • 60-minute Breakout Session
        • Intermediate
        • Breakout Session (50 min)
        • Session Number: OF5
        Our project is to develop, and organize office “laboratories” where multiple stress reducing and productivity increasing factors will be holistically implemented, tested and continuously developed. Areas of focus include: Workstations... Read More
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        • 60-minute Breakout Session
        • Intermediate
        • Breakout Session (50 min)
        • Session Number: PM9
        This presentation will look at how MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. (MBCI), the nation’s largest cabinet manufacturer, implemented, sustains, and continuously improves an ergonomics and injury prevention process at multiple sites across... Read More
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        • 60-minute Breakout Session
        • Intermediate
        • Breakout Session (50 min)

        Thursday, November 04, 9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

        • Room: Expo

          Thursday, November 04, 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM

          • Session Number: Keynote 3
          Stress is a major factor affecting human performance and health in many situations. In combat situations military personnel can be exposed to extremes of stress that can result in a wide range of performance issues, some good, some bad. Some stressful experiences can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, affecting... Read More
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          • Keynote

          Thursday, November 04, 12:05 PM - 2:00 PM

          • Room: Expo

            Thursday, November 04, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

            • Session Number: HE8
            Do you ever wonder why supposedly “smart” people seem to make “not so smart” decisions? We all KNOW how to engage in behaviors that are supportive of our health and... Read More
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            • 60-minute Breakout Session
            • Basic
            • Breakout Session (50 min)
            • Session Number: IS9
            With the rise of online shopping, and demand for immediate delivery, the parcel delivery industry has exploded, along with their injury claims. These typically small but rapidly growing businesses are... Read More
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            • 60-minute Breakout Session
            • Intermediate
            • Breakout Session (50 min)
            • Session Number: ET9
            Ergonomic innovation through technology enhances assessments by simplifying the process, improving objectivity and limiting resources. Strategic application of various technology systems that include wearable sensors, clothing-embedded, and motion capture software... Read More
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            • 60-minute Breakout Session
            • Basic
            • Breakout Session (50 min)

            Thursday, November 04, 2:50 PM - 3:00 PM


            Thursday, November 04, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

            • Session Number: PM8
            The presentation will provide attendees the skills and knowledge to enhance their employee resilience and resistance to encountering a back injury from material handling tasks. More specifically, the session will... Read More
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            • 60-minute Breakout Session
            • Intermediate
            • Breakout Session (50 min)
            • Session Number: ET10
            Wearable technology: a powerful tool companies can wield to identify, analyze, and mitigate musculoskeletal injury risk with a higher degree of precision. The data captured by these devices enable safety... Read More
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            • 60-minute Breakout Session
            • Intermediate
            • Breakout Session (50 min)
            • Session Number: OF6
            As “return to work” plans take shape, employees are finding their work environments are likely changing again. Similar to when the global pandemic began, large scale changes to the way... Read More
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            • 60-minute Breakout Session
            • Intermediate
            • Breakout Session (50 min)