CBIA Ergonomics Conference

Posted: Oct 25, 2016

  • December 8, 2016
    8:15 am - 12:45 pm

Changing technology and the multi-generational/aging workforce are creating new ergonomics challenges for employers. Repetitive stress injuries have become one of the leading causes of lost work days, and medical costs now make up more than 60% of a typical workers’ comp claim.

Are you looking to reduce workers’ comp and health insurance costs? Improve productivity and employee engagement? Develop and maintain a culture of safety? These are all possible if you know how to identify ergonomics red flags in your work environment, and establish a program to eliminate or reduce your exposure to these risk factors.

Ergonomics draws from the fields of engineering, and medical and health sciences to optimize the work environment. Understanding and applying its principles will help you fit the workplace to the worker by modifying or redesigning the job, workstation, tools, or surroundings.

Agenda

  • Advances in Ergonomics and Its Ageless Benefits
  • Loss Control and Risk Management Approaches to Eliminating Ergonomics-Related Exposures (Separate Breakouts for Office Environments and Manufacturing Environments)
  • The Real Costs of Ergonomics-Related Injuries
    (Separate Breakouts for Office Environments and Manufacturing Environments)
  • Moving from Reactive to Proactive Ergonomics: Developing an Ergonomics Process; Optimizing the Environment for an Aging Workforce
  • Vendor Demonstrations/Refreshments

Schedule

8:15 – 8:25 am
OPENING REMARKS
Mark D. Soycher, HR Counsel, CBIA

8:25 – 9:25 am
KEYNOTE
Advances in Ergonomics and Its Ageless Benefits
Steven Jones, Senior Loss Control Consultant, USI Insurance/FutureComp

9:25 – 9:45 am
BREAK

9:45 – 10:45 am
CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS
Loss Control & Risk Management Approaches to Eliminating Ergonomics-Related Exposures
Robert Bolduc, Loss Control Consultant, USI Insurance/FutureComp
A. Office Environment
B. Manufacturing Environment

The Real Costs of Ergonomics-Related Injuries
Geoff Jones, Senior Claims Attorney, Midwest Employers Casualty Company
A. Office Environment
B. Manufacturing Environment

10:55 am – Noon
Moving from Reactive to Proactive Ergonomics
Developing an Ergonomics Process
Optimizing the Environment for an Aging Workforce
Martha J. Sanders, Ph.D., MSOSH, OTR/L, CPE, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapist, Ergonomist, Quinnipiac University

Noon – 12:15 pm
CLOSING REMARKS
Mark D. Soycher, HR Counsel, CBIA

12:15 – 12:45 pm
Vendor Demonstrations/ Refreshments/networking

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Location

Venue:  

Address:
100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, Connecticut, 06416-2603, United States