Atlas Ergonomics to Present on Hot Topics at Three National Conferences


Release: Immediate
Date: May 22, 2006
Media Contacts:  
James Landsman
Atlas Ergonomics
P. (616) 844-6322

Grand Haven, Mich.­May 22, 2006 ­ In support of its mission to encourage continuous improvement in worker health and safety, Atlas Ergonomics will share recent discoveries and results of its bottom-line approach at three national conferences in June.

On June 13, Atlas founder Drew Bossen will present "Size Matters: Shaping the Future of Ergonomics" at the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair in Chicago.  Research conducted on Atlas’ extensive worker database clearly shows the impact of obesity on office employee discomfort and the effectiveness of current solutions, with an emphasis on planning for the future. Bossen is a licensed physical therapist with an MBA, who has helped large companies reduce injury-related costs by as much as 86%.

On June 14, David Brodie, Atlas director of ergonomic services, will present at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) conference in Seattle. The presentation, entitled "Ergonomics at the Crossroads" will center on a case study on how Atlas evolved its office ergonomics program to improve safety and comfort for thousands of truck drivers nationwide. The case study will include information on how Atlas measures results, and the significant financial benefits to the client.

On June 22, Brodie will present at the Eastern Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (EECE) in Boston on the topic “Proactive vs. Reactive Ergonomics: Establishing the Process that Fits your Needs.” This presentation will detail different methods available to solve ergonomics challenges, and how Atlas designed its systems to meet these challenges.  Case studies will illustrate how, with a little creativity, a good process can be molded to fit many situations. 

Brodie is a Board-Certified Professional Ergonomist with 14 years of experience and two degrees in kinesiology.

Atlas Ergonomics, LLC is a leading ergonomic service and technology provider, helping customers reduce the spiraling costs of work related injuries within industrial, office, and commercial driver environments. Atlas guides clients to financially evaluate and define the appropriate strategy, and offers services that are uniquely simple, measurable, and cost effective. Atlas Ergonomics provides turnkey support through a nationwide network of providers or can assist corporate resources with the necessary training and technology. Atlas Ergonomics is located in Grand Haven, Michigan, and additional information can be found at