NIOSH Ergonomic and Intervention Research Updates [47.15]
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center

   Steve Wurzelbacher, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - Center for Workers' Compensation Studies
   Libby Moore, Health Scientist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
   Brian Lowe, Research Industrial Engineer, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
   Michael Lampl, Research Director, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Secondary Track: Safety Managment
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate

We provide updates on several National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health studies. This includes a survey of certified ergonomists’ tools and methods, a study of the effectiveness of ergonomic equipment in material handling operations, and research on ways to understand barriers to implementing solutions in various industries. This is relevant to gain insights for assessing injury risk and making ergonomic and safety interventions work to reduce risk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the most commonly used ergonomic risk assessment tools and methods.
2. Explain the impact of ergonomic material handling equipment on reported pain symptoms.
3. Recognize barriers to putting in place ergonomic and safety interventions.
4. Identify ways to track effectiveness of interventions in your own workplace and distinguish ways to maximize impact.

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  RN: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
NIOSH-BWC Ergonomic and Intervention Research Updates 3_11_20 OSC

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