Be Safe, Well, Classy, Legal and Green: Atlas Experts to Explain All at ErgoExpo 2013


Release: Immediate
Date: November 18, 2013
Media Contacts:  
James Landsman  
Atlas Ergonomics  
(616) 844-6322 ext. 3201  

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan, November 18, 2013 – Atlas Ergonomics, ongoing pioneers in measuring the effects of injury prevention programs, will share an unprecedented amount of new, practical, applicable workplace health and safety findings in five unique presentations at this year’s National Ergonomics Conference (ErgoExpo) in Las Vegas.

On Tuesday, December 3 from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m., Atlas founder Drew Bossen and Dr. Jennifer Musick, Chief Health and Wellness Officer of Health Solutions, L.L.C., will conduct the workshop “Wellness: Why Your Organization Should Care.” Going beyond “wellness” as a corporate buzz word, Bossen and Musick will dig deeper into the important topic, highlighting hard data about the converging issues of aging, obesity, metabolic diseases and their impact on workers, employers and the bottom line. Bossen and Musick will also reveal how proven measurement methodology and a robust wellness strategy can be vital to injury prevention and corporate success in years to come.

Avoiding lawsuits while verifying worker capabilities is the of-the-moment subject of “Legal Considerations of Pre-Work Screening,” a Bossen presentation on Wednesday, December 5 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. As more and more organizations use pre-work screening (PWS) to verify new hires are physically capable to safely complete essential job tasks, Bossen will examine the legal implications of designing, testing and implementing PWS processes. Using case studies, he will demonstrate the importance of understanding legal risks and illustrate real-world outcomes. 

In the Thursday presentation “A Class ACT: Successful Multi-Site Ergonomics Program Implementation” at 4:45 p.m., Bossen will co-present with Paige Butterfield, Facilities and Design Director of American College Testing (ACT) and Chrissy Swartzendruber, ACT Director of Human Talent. The three will cover ACT’s development of a sustainable ergonomic strategy and its deployment in a geographically dispersed workforce. Participants will learn how to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of face-to-face interventions versus passive software instruction; how to balance a tiered, escalated deployment strategy; how to address ADA considerations; and how to develop a consistent feedback loop to track improvement and potential problems.

Also on Thursday at 4:45 p.m., Atlas Director of Ergonomic Services Tony Silva will co-present “OptimizingYour Ergonomics and Injury Management Processes with David Brodie, Corporate Ergonomist at Cargill, Inc. The two will present a recent case study on Atlas’ recent work with one of the nation’s largest manufacturers, highlighting practical, recently proven techniques for ensuring safe return-to-work assessments, monitoring and follow-up of injured employees. These new techniques in data integration among internal departments and external experts not only lower risks for workers, but also help reduce confusion and duplication of effort within organizations. Participants will learn, among other things, to determine the ergonomics risk of individual jobs, to analyze return-to-work and limited-duty job matches, and to identify potential injuries for individual workers.

On Friday at 12:45 p.m., Silva will co-present with T. Rowe Price’s Manager of Workplace Solutions Kelli Costa on “Using Ergonomics to Help Achieve LEED® Certification.” Silva and Costa will provide a detailed look at the development and implementation of the corporate-wide ergonomics program that helped achieve LEED® certification at T. Rowe Price. Participants will gain understanding of the benefits of LEED certification, how to build corporate support for certification, how an effective ergonomics program can contribute to certification and how to implement such a program.

For more information on any of these five ErgoExpo presentations, contact James Landsman at (616) 844-6322, extension 3201 or


About Atlas Ergonomics, LLC

Atlas Ergonomics, LLC is a leading injury prevention and management service and technology provider, helping customers reduce the spiraling costs of work-related injuries within industrial, office, commercial transportation, warehouse, 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 the nation’s largest network of service 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