Occupational Ergonomics TG Mini-Webinar Series, Part 1: How COVID-19 is changing Ergonomics Practices and Considerations, May 12, 2020 from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, EST
In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the landscape of ergonomics research and practices has changed dramatically. In this Part 1 OETG mini-webinar series, our panelists will answer some of the pressing questions our field has to address:
- Musculoskeletal risk is continuing to be an issue, despite remote work. What are some newer considerations (physical and psychosocial) for assessing and managing these MSD risks?
- How can ergonomists be ready for workforce who now come in with prolonged durations of sedentary behavior and those with pre-existing chronic conditions?
- How could companies adopt strategies for both remote and field ergonomics to address some of these challenges?
- With social distancing, how could applied ergonomic practices evolve to enable virtual ergonomic assessments?
- Ergonomists in several industry domains may be considered “non-essential” if not tagged with EHS. How do we evolve as an applied discipline to ensure that our community is not only staying relevant but also contributes vitally to reduce/mitigate worker injury risks in the new normal?
Panelists: Blake McGowan, Julia Abate, Mark Benden
Register today for this free webinar at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society website.