Integrating Ergonomics into Process Improvement Activities [266]
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

   Alyssa Boudinot, Master's Student, Ohio University
   Nick Loree, Master's Student, Ohio University
   Diana Schwerha, Associate Professor, Ohio University

Track: Ergonomics
Secondary Track: Manufacturing
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: Ohio Safety Congress & Expo


Today's business models necessitate breaking down organizational silos and integrating ergonomics into process improvement activities. The presenters discuss how you can increase the value of ergonomics interventions by integrating them with lean and six sigma activities, and having them presented in business terms that parallel other operations metrics. Specifically, the presenters discuss the basics of lean and six-sigma, current gaps in the integration of ergonomics with them and suggest ways employers could integrate ergonomics in manufacturing environments.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Define lean and six sigma;
  2. Describe how to integrate ergonomic interventions into lean and six sigma activities; and
  3. Identify the potential additional benefits of integrating ergonomics into lean and six sigma activities.
CEU Type: IACET, CCM, CRC, CDMS, BELTSS, Sanitarian, BWC Discount Programs
CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  CDMS: 1
  Sanitarian: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
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