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Thank you for your interest in IISE's webinars. These free one-hour presentations by knowledgeable professionals and experienced volunteers provide deeper insight into topics and issues involving industrial engineers and industrial engineering-related disciplines.

Most of these webinars are only accessible by IISE members. Those that are open to the public are so noted. To view many of our recordings, you may need to download this codec if the recording does not automatically start. To watch the recordings, users must be able to view Windows Media Files.

IISE members and others qualified to view designated webinars can also review the webinar archive and access past presentations.

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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Our Expanding Circles of Systems Engineering Influence

Presented by IISE's Industry Advisory Board - OPEN TO ALL
July 21 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Kevin McManus, chief excellence officer, Great Systems

As technology continues to help make our work, and life, systems more tangible by the day, the potential roles for, and influence of, industrial and systems engineers expands as well. In just over one hundred years, we have gone from optimizing the individual elements for specific work tasks to designing algorithms and apps that may help improve the sustainability of our planet.

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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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Soft Skills for Leaders of Change in Healthcare

Presented by Society for Health Systems - OPEN TO ALL
Aug. 9 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Jean Ann Larson, Ph.D., University of Alabama in Birmingham and Chris Farnham, Spectrum Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

Leading change in healthcare requires more than just technical skills and tools to ensure improvement. During this webinar, the presenters will provide strategies and hands on approaches to help leaders manage themselves and a team through change. Managing one’s self and the ability to influence those around you is the challenge.

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Lost in Translation: Making Strategic Planning Meaningful

Presented by ELSS Conference Committee - OPEN TO ALL
Aug. 16 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Kelly Frankson, MBA, Lean Blackbelt, Vancouver Coastal Health

This case study will focus on the implementation of strategy deployment at Vancouver Coastal Health, an organization of 24,000 people who started introducing lean in 2006. The focus was initially very project based but has since shifted towards cultural change.

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 Standard Data Systems

Presented by Managing Work Standards Conference Committee - OPEN TO ALL
Aug. 23 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Steven Thompson, industrial engineer, IISE Trainer

Standard data systems is one of the methodologies used to develop standard times. Standard times are developed from work measurement which is a systematic procedure that is employed to determine the time required to perform work tasks using the "best" method.

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