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Facility Tours

Facility tours offer an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at ergonomics in action at various facilities in a variety of industries. An additional fee is required for each tour to participate.

Monday, March 24

Kennedy Space Center (SOLD OUT)
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Guests will depart the Hilton Orlando via coach service to the Kennedy Space Center.

Upon arrival at the facility, tour participants will see a simulation of the mission control center, historic launch pads, the massive Vehicle Assembly Building and NASA’s gigantic Crawler Transporters. Following this special tour, participants will be taken to the Visitor Complex as this tour also includes admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex which includes all exhibits, such as the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Apollo/Saturn V Center. In addition to a general tour of the site, your hosts will highlight ergonomics related activities at various facilities.

Fee includes transportation to and from KSC and admission to the KSC Visitor Complex. Lunch is NOT included. However, there are food vendors on site.

This tour is limited to conference attendees who are US citizens. A government issued photo ID is required. Bags and carry items will be searched and no photography is allowed. No Firearms, pepper/mace sprays, knives or sharp items are allowed. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. All bags, purses and other items will be opened and inspected at the Visitors Complex. The tour route is handicap accessible.

"Walt Disney World – Behind the Scenes" (SOLD OUT)
9-11:30 a.m.

This tour will include a backstage area where the magic begins. This includes our Holiday Services warehouse where all our holiday decorations are built, stored and refreshed every day of the year. You’ll see how 30 foot Christmas trees are assembled, miles of garland are continuously refreshed and the warehousing operations to keep it all in place. This talented team of about 85 craft workers faces challenges with ergonomics, heavy equipment, chemicals and fall protection. Come learn how we apply occupational standards to some very non-traditional area and hear our unique solutions.

Objectives:

  • See how Disney applies traditional safety and health standards to non-traditional work locations.
  • Learn how we’ve been able to address ergonomic issues.

Walk through our warehousing operations and learn its outstanding operations including 5S techniques.

Restrictions: 

  • Photo ID such as driver’s license or military ID required.
  • No one under 18 allowed.
  • No cameras/photos allowed.
  • Will need long pants and flat shoes comfortable for walking; no tank tops or shorts. Safety glasses and ear plugs are provided.
  • Guests with disabilities can be accommodated.

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