Sunday, April 06, 2008

Eastern Ergonomics Conference, June 24 In New York City

Make those reservations ...

"Ergonomics, facilities, HR, occupational health, and safety professionals are already registering for the 7th Annual Eastern Ergonomics Conference (EEC), June 24, 2008 at the American Conference Center, New York City.

Continental Exhibitions, Inc., owners/producers of the EEC, is providing a new one-day conference format in response to extensive research with industry leaders and EEC alumni. The new format, which provides a core ergonomics education, allows those new to their organization's ergonomics and safety programs to quickly get up to speed by gaining a firm understanding of ergonomics concepts and strategies. The educational opportunities offered will help any organization use ergonomics to improve productivity, reduce workplace injuries and associated costs, and grow the bottom line.

Topics addressed will include: the basics of building an ergonomics program, safe material handling guidelines, best practices for a safer and more productive aging workforce, managing workers' comp costs, risk assessment, and construction safety. Immediately following the conference breakfast, Cindy Roth, CEO, Ergonomic Technologies Corporation (ETC), will deliver the opening presentation: The Business Case for Ergonomics is Stronger than Ever. ETC's work represents a wide range of industries including energy, manufacturing, transportation, and technology; their clients include Aventis, GM, Hallmark, Panasonic, Stanley Tools, and many others.

The all-inclusive registration allows attendees to select from 12 sessions in three tracks: program management, office ergonomics, and industrial & construction ergonomics. Attendees will also take part in the opening presentation, breakfast, and lunch, which is sponsored by AliMed. Those that register by June 10 save $100, and all EEC attendees receive a $50 discount on registration for the 14th Annual National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (NECE) in Las Vegas, Dec. 2 - 5, 2008 where they can build on the basics learned at the EEC. The NECE is the largest ergonomics event in the U.S. with 80+ educational opportunities, and thousands of products on display at the Expo, which includes 3M, Ansell, Fellowes, Herman Miller, Power Pusher by NuStar, Steelcase, Thermo Fischer Scientific, and others."    (Continued via Safety Online)    [Ergonomics Resources]

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