Thursday, November 15, 2007

2007 National Ergonomics Conference & Expo in Las Vegas to be Best Attended in the Event's 13 Year History

What to expect at NECE ...

"The National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (NECE) at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nov. 27 - 30 will be attended by approximately 1,500 ergonomics and safety decision makers from Apple, Bayer, ConAgra, eBay, FedEx, GE, GM, HP, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, UAW, U.S. Departments of Energy and Labor, Walt Disney, Wells Fargo, as well as hundreds of other companies from across the U.S and beyond.

Attendees have chosen Sessions and ErgoSchool "lunch and learns" from an expanded program that includes over 85 educational opportunities, including two new tracks of programming: Safety & Ergonomics, and Workplace Health & Wellness, as well as more in-depth Full-Day and Half-Day Workshops than ever before. Additional conference tracks include: Ergonomics & Workers' Comp Program Management, Office & Call Center Ergonomics, Industrial Ergonomics & Material Handling, Healthcare & Lab Ergonomics, Design & Ergonomics, and Ergonomics & the Aging Workforce. American Express, Boeing, Chevron, CVS Pharmacy, General Mills, JetBlue, Liberty Mutual, Mayo Clinic, and others will be sharing their latest research and workplace success stories. Attendees that hold certifications with the AAOHN, ABIH, BCSP and other professional organizations can apply for certification maintenance and continuing education units, and attendees that wish to take the BCPE exam can do so at Caesars Palace on November 26.

Standing room only is expected at the program's three keynote addresses. November 28, Ford Brewer, MD, MPH, Medical Director, North America, Toyota Co. will share how their innovative health and wellness programs are cutting costs and boosting productivity. November 29, Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE, Director, Human Factors and Ergonomics Lab, Cornell University, will deliver the 3rd Annual State of the Industry Address. November 30, Michael Melnik, OTR, MS, President, Prevention Plus, Inc. will provide the concluding remarks sure to inspire attendees to put what they have learned at the NECE. "Attendees are very excited about these keynotes. Dr. Brewer of Toyota is proving the ergonomics community's long standing belief that proactive ergonomics, health and wellness programs lead to increased productivity and profitability. Dr. Hedge's insights into the future of the ergonomics industry and Michael Melnik's "train the trainer" concluding remarks will have NECE attendees returning to their workplaces well informed, energized, and ready to make a difference at their organization," remarked Walter Charnizon, President, Continental Exhibitions, Inc. owners/producers of the NECE."    (Continued via Earth Times)    [Ergonomics Resources]

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