National Ergonomics Conference and Ergo Expo

Lelia Jennings and Muriel Johnson will attend the National Ergonomics Conference and Ergo Expo in Las Vegas in December 2014.

Ergo Expo

Muriel will co-present a session on ‘Ergonomics for a Global Workforce

Ergo Expo is one of the largest ergonomics conferences and ergo equipment exhibitions in the US. The conference and ergo exhibition is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2014.   It is a weeklong conference with keynote speakers and a comprehensive programme covering a wide variety of topics to include industrial ergonomics, office ergonomics, manual handling in industry and healthcare, musculoskeletal disorders prevention and management, design guidelines for industry, office and healthcare, wellness programmes, and return on investment of ergonomics programmes.

Ergonomics for a Global Workforce

  • Muriel Johnson, SMISCP, MApplSc, MIES, Occupational Physiotherapy Solutions 
  • Anna Siebelink, PT, Founder, Balanced Image

Thursday, Dec. 4 | 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.

What’s it like to support the ergonomic needs of a global workforce? Muriel Johnson and Anna Siebelink have been working with Facebook, among other innovative, fast-paced, young companies, to create successful global ergonomics programs. They will explain how to connect with a young, busy, global audience and share what drives ergonomics decisions throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Session takeaways

  • Discuss international trends in musculoskeletal disorders
  • Identify benefits and challenges in the sit-to-stand desk movement
  • Adapt an existing ergonomics program for use in a new environment

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