Atlas To Share Assessment, Optimization Methods At National Ergonomics Conference
Grand Haven, MI—Nov 25, 2008—Known as a pioneer in reducing work-related injuries and costs, Atlas Ergonomics will its share its proven, systematic approach to optimizing industrial ergonomics in three presentations at the National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition, December 2 through 5, 2008 in Las Vegas.
On Tuesday, December 2, Atlas founder Drew Bossen and Atlas ergonomic services director David Brodie will offer an introductory-to-intermediate ½-day workshop titled "Industrial Ergonomics: A Comprehensive System for Minimizing Cost and Optimizing Performance." This workshop draws on Atlas case studies and experiences across multiple work places to illustrate a systematic approach to addressing ergonomics concerns from "hire to retire." This practical session will help attendees develop strategic plans to address ergonomics at all levels within an operation.
On Wednesday, December 3, Bossen and Jennifer Ryan, ES&H Engineer/Ergonomics Coordinator for Rockwell Collins, will co-present a session titled "Rockwell Collins' Approach to Continuous Improvement." This session will review the results of an extensive survey of more than 1,000 employees who were part of an established ergonomics program. The knowledge, perspective, and perceptions of these employees provide noteworthy insight into ways that any organization can improve its process and systems.
On Thursday, December 4, Brodie will present an in-depth discussion of "Proven Ergonomics Risk Assessment Techniques." This presentation will demonstrate optimal uses and benefits of several industry-accepted tools that attendees should consider as part of their ergonomics evaluation process. Attendees will walk away with action plans for assessment and training to advance their industrial ergonomics program.
In addition, Atlas will share information throughout the conference at booth #304. Speakers Drew Bossen and David Brodie will be available 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. He has helped several 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.
About Atlas Ergonomics, LLC
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 www.atlasergo.com.