Best Practices in Ergonomics

Description: Best practices in any field must be revisited on a regular basis as the scientific information changes. Programs effective in reducing biomechanical exposures in the lab may not be as effective as anticipated when implemented in the workplace. In this session, field research in the health care industry, ergonomics in using computers, participatory ergonomics, ergonomics training programs and recent cost-effectiveness evaluations to identify a set of general principles and best practices for designing and implementing effective ergonomic programs that actually reduce injuries and reduce loss control costs will be presented.
  Instructor(s): Benjamin C. Amick, III, Ph.D., Institute for Work & Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Shelley Brewer, DrPH, CSP, University of Texas - School of Public Health, Houston, TX
  Level: I