Atlas IPS Experts to Present Session During ErgoExpo Webinar Series
|Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions|
|(616) 844-6322 ext. 3201|
Grand Haven, Michigan (October 24, 2017) – In our continued effort to advance knowledge on injury prevention, Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions announces it will present through the ErgoExpo Webinar series produced by the National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo.
Atlas directors Tony Silva, CPE and Curt DeWeese, PT will present Achieving Best Outcomes: Combining Early Intervention and Ergonomics in a one-hour session on November 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT. The webinar is free to all attendees who register at http://www.ergoexpo.com/webinars.html.
In the session, Silva and DeWeese will present the case for building a program that marries the approach of ergonomists and therapists to create a more robust approach to injury prevention. The program will highlight how an effective and compliant early intervention program, coupled with on-site workplace ergonomics recognition, evaluation and control methods, can reduce injury risk and help companies develop solutions that help avoid additional aggravation of an employee’s injury.
As a result of the session, attendees will:
- Understand OSHA compliance requirements for early intervention programs
- Learn how to effectively recognize, evaluate and control ergonomic hazards
- Discuss the impact on employers of combining both approaches
Silva is a Certified Professional Ergonomist with over 20 years of experience. Silva’s knowledge set includes ergonomics program development, communication and implementation, with specialization in the integration of ergonomics into existing business practices such as Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
DeWeese is a 25-year industry veteran in treating work-related musculoskeletal injuries who has worked onsite in manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and office environments and has designed several injury prevention programs.
“Ergonomists often look down at therapists thinking ergonomics is the only real solution, while therapists often see ergonomists as insensitive to the immediate human condition” says Jim Landsman, president of Atlas IPS. “Both are right and wrong. By approaching workplace injury risk from a combined perspective, employers can reduce employee pain and discomfort while simultaneously addressing the root causes of the problem. We are proud to be able to present this innovative concept to our colleagues and help workers and employers create and maintain a safer work environment.”
About Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions, LLC
Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions (IPS) is a leading injury prevention and management service and technology provider, helping customers reduce the spiraling costs of injuries within industrial, office, distribution, transportation, 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 IPS provides turnkey support through the nation’s largest network of professional service providers or can assist corporate resources with the necessary training and technology. Atlas IPS is located in Grand Haven, Michigan, and additional information can be found at www.atlas-ips.com.