Atlas IPS to Lead Key Sessions at the 2019 National Ergonomics Conference and Expo
|Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions|
Grand Haven, Michigan (August 6, 2019) – Advancing our commitment to help reduce work-related injuries, Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions (www.atlas-ips.com) is pleased to announce our 11th consecutive year of presenting key sessions at the National Ergonomics Conference & Ergo Expo at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, August 20-23, 2019.
Atlas experts Drew Bossen, PT, MBA and executive vice president, Tony Silva, CPE, director and Kris Corbett, director, and Nick Menke, ATC, CSCS, certified athletic trainer, will head three sessions during the conference.
Understanding Total Worker Health
Kris Corbett, Drew Bossen, Tony Silva
Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
The session will show attendees how they can combine ergonomics, rehabilitation, and wellness into a holistic approach toward Total Worker Health. The Atlas team will discuss multiple case study outcomes with attendees, and will present vetted best practices that integrate different workplace interventions to better promote worker safety and health.
Corbett has over 25 years of experience in wellness, safety, and injury prevention with expertise in the manufacturing and construction industries. Bossen has over 30 years of experience working with companies across the country providing highly effective solutions to combat work-related injuries. Silva has 20 years of expertise in integrating ergonomics into existing business practices, including Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
Top 5 Things an Office Ergonomics Program Must Have
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Continuing on last year’s popular session, Office Pain and Discomfort: Over 26,000 Employees Tell You Their Story, this session will discuss research conducted on 26,469 individuals working in office settings and identifies the five most important elements critical to implementing an effective office ergonomics program. Attendees will learn how to determine the relationship between discomfort, demographics, product, attitudes, and knowledge, and how to incorporate that knowledge into a sound office ergonomics program.
Mercury Marine: How to Hire Effectively into 300 Different Jobs
Drew Bossen, Nick Menke
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
This case study session will explain how Mercury Marine developed a legally compliant pre-employment physical ability screen program for over 300 different jobs. The session will detail how the company developed a logical comprehensive program by cataloging jobs and utilizing methodologies to gather critical essential function data. The session will review how attendees with multiple jobs can develop and implement their own legally compliant and effective program.
Menke, ATC, CSCS, has over 10 years of experience in injury prevention and injured worker rehabilitation, with a focus on physical ability screens and essential function development.
“Workplace injuries continue to be a challenge for companies across all industries,” says Jim Landsman, president of Atlas IPS. “Through our exhaustive research and expertise in injury prevention and ergonomics, we hope to help companies better understand and establish workplace interventions to improve worker health and safety.”
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.