Webinar – OH! My Aching???: Materials Handling Ergonomics
Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0
Sponsored by Axion Healthcare
This session will introduce ergonomic concepts and how they relate to materials handling. You will be introduced to and will briefly discuss common terms such as ergonomics, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), ergonomic stressors, and biomechanics. Detailed discussion will then revolve around material handling principles and ergonomics controls and solutions. Real world solutions highlighting the different types of controls will be shared and resources for obtaining additional information will be provided.
Presenter Information: Gary Downey, MS, PE, CPE is a Senior Ergonomist with The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina, part of the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at North Carolina State University. He is a Board certified professional ergonomist (CPE) and a licensed professional engineer (PE) with over 15 years of experience in the field of ergonomics. His credentials also include a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Gary has received national recognition from RESNA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America for his engineering design work for people with disabilities. He is a past Chair of the Job Accommodations and Ergonomics Special Interest Group for RESNA. His responsibilities include conducting ergonomics assessments with clients, recommending appropriate technology, providing set up and follow up, as needed, in office, industrial, school, community and home environments. He also develops and conducts customized on-site ergonomics training, and develops and mentors ergonomics teams at companies throughout the United States.