Ergo Tools and Tips for the EHS Professional
Presented by Susan Kotowski, PhD, CPE and Sheree Gibson, PE, CPE
Monday, June 19, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
About the Workshop
Many health and safety professionals find themselves having to do ergonomics assessments in a variety of situations but without a background in how to accurately do so. In this workshop the presenters will describe objective assessment techniques for an assortment of industrial situations and will focus on whole-body and upper- and lower-extremity evaluation. They will also discuss ergonomics issues specific to laboratories, offices, health-care settings, and other nontraditional working environments. Participants will learn about the background for each assessment, but the majority of the workshop will address hands-on application of the techniques using photos, videos, or mocked-up tasks. Participants are encouraged to submit ergonomics issues from their own workplaces for evaluation prior to start of the workshop.
About the Presenters
Susan Kotowski is an assistant professor and director of the Gait and Movement Analysis Lab in the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. She holds a PhD in occupational safety and ergonomics and has more than 11 years of experience in teaching and ergonomics assessment. She is an active member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Ergonomics Committee and the HFES Occupational Ergonomics Technical Group.
Sheree Gibson is president of Ergonomics Applications, an industrial ergonomics consulting firm. She has been practicing ergonomics and engineering for the past 37 years. Sheree has degrees in both mechanical engineering and industrial ergonomics. She is past chair of the AIHA Ergonomics Committee.