Atlas Experts to Share Key Strategies at National Ergonomics Conference


Release: Immediate
Date: November 21, 2007
Media Contacts:  
James Landsman
Atlas Ergonomics
(616) 844-6322

Grand Haven, MINovember 21, 2007— Atlas Ergonomics, LLC, specialists in reducing work-related injuries and related costs, will share findings from applied research and intervention in office and healthcare ergonomics at the National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition, November 27 through 30, 2007 in Las Vegas.

On Thursday, November 29, Atlas ergonomic services director David Brodie will offer an introductory-to-intermediate workshop titled "Ergonomics Risk Factors: Finding the Trends in the Data." Brodie will present information gathered from 2500 office employees from across the country illustrating how work-related discomfort correlates to workforce demographics, furniture and equipment use, and posture. This practical session will help attendees develop strategic, pragmatic plans to improve ergonomics in the office environment.

Also on Thursday, Atlas founder Drew Bossen will lead a session titled "Ergonomics Strategies for Injury Prevention and Reducing Workers? Compensation Costs." Bossen will discuss an interventional matrix Atlas developed to control industrial workplace injuries, and offer a "road map" of potential interventions that can complement an effective ergonomics program.

On Friday, November 30, Bossen will present on the timely topic of patient handling in the healthcare industry. Bossen?s presentation, "Gaining Employee Buy-in For Your Safe Patient Handling Program," will cover best practices, evidence-based guidelines, and justifying investments in ergonomics solutions. The session will also address training strategies, feedback systems, and audits that will help ensure successful implementation.

In addition, Atlas will share information throughout the conference at its booth, #305. Speakers Drew Bossen and David Brodie will be available at the during exhibition hours. Conference attendees are invited to meet and speak with them there.

Bossen, an Atlas' founder, is a licensed physical therapist with an MBA, who has helped large companies reduce injury-related costs by as much as 86%. Brodie, Atlas? Director of Ergonomic Services, is a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist with 13 years of experience and two degrees in kinesiology.

The National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition, the largest ergonomic event in the United States, supports organizations seeking ways to improve productivity and reduce workplace injuries. Attendees obtain unique opportunities to learn from industry leaders and to review the latest products and services.

Atlas Ergonomics, LLC is a leading ergonomic service and technology provider, helping customers reduce the spiraling costs of work related injuries within industrial, office, commercial transportation, public transit, and healthcare 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