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Thank you for your interest in GOErgo's webinars. These free one-hour presentations by knowledgeable professionals and experienced volunteers provide deeper insight into topics and issues involving industrial engineers, human factors/ergonomics professionals, healthcare providers and related professions.

Most ergonomics programs focus on the analytical processes needed to conduct job evaluations, implement solutions, and prioritize and find budgets to fund ergo projects. What most people are not taught are the hidden strategies that make these initiatives move more smoothly.

Patient Care Ergonomics: Why OSHA Includes It as a Top Priority

Presented by AEC GOErgo Conference Committee - OPEN TO ALL
July 7 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Mary W. Matz, MSPH, Veterans Health Administration

This presentation will delve into why OSHA continues to target manual patient handling as a serious ergonomic risk. Currently, there is a National Emphasis Program (NEP) that includes Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM). This webinar will discuss the biomechanics of why caregivers are at risk of injury due to manual patient handling and what control measures are available to decrease that risk.

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The Aging Workforce and Impacts on Ergonomic Design

Presented by AEC GOErgo Conference Committee - OPEN TO ALL
Aug. 4 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Blake McGowan, CPE, managing consultant & ergonomics engineer, Humantech

For the younger worker, the physical capabilities for job duties are well-defined and have resulted in the publication of several design standards. Unfortunately, the physical capabilities of the older worker have not been studied as extensively, and therefore design standards for older workers are harder to find. The purpose of this presentation is to summarize the most relevant physiology research and the cutting-edge ergonomic design guidelines for the aging workforce.

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