Picture1 Impacts of Workstation Adjustability on Task Performance and Injury Risk: A Case Study of Simulated Drilling
Maury Nussbaum, PhD, CPE, Virginia Tech
There is limited evidence regarding the influence of task design on performance and ergonomic risk. In this presentation, Dr. Nussbaum uses a controlled experiment in order to examine the effect of three levels of workstation adjustability on performance as measured by productivity and quality.

Picture1 Computer Vision-based Automated Ergonomic Risk Assessment of Working Postures
SangHyun Lee, PhD, University of Michigan
650,000 workers have Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) injuries per year in the U.S. The cause of these MSD’s is exposure to risk factors such as poor work practices, poor fitness and poor health habits. In this study, Dr. Lee used a computer vision-based ergonomic risk assessment to analyze different postures and how risky they are to a worker’s health.

Picture1 Ergonomics 2.0–Designing and Developing Safe, Productive, and Cost Effective Manufacturing Systems
Bradley Joseph, MPH, MS, PhD, CPE, Ford Motor Company
This presentation will show how using various design tools early in program timing can positively impact manufacturing design before systems are ordered and built. Cross functional teams consisting of Product Engineers, Workstation Engineering, Material handling and Virtual Assembly work together to ensure new programs ergonomics (including quality and cost targets) are met by examining worker safety, line thru-put, labor, workstation design and product design. Finally, an example will be used to illustrate key concepts.

          Creative Use of Direct-Reading Instruments
          Thomas M. Peters, PhD, The University of Iowa
          Thomas Peters, an engineer trained in aerosol physics from the University of Iowa, presents different ways direct reading instruments can be utilized and why they are important.

Picture1 Global Issues in Occupational Safety and Health During the Next Decade
Gregg Clark, General Motors
Director Gregg Clark of Global Safety and Hygiene at General Motors Company provides his perspective on the Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) professional role as a Global Business leader through discussing his own experience and provides insight on how you can use an ESH technical background to be a Global Business Leader.

          Discomfort and Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Foot and Knee associated with Standing and Walking
          Robert Werner, MD, MS
          In this presentation, Robert A. Werner discusses Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) of the foot and knee associated with standing and walking. Different factors are discussed such as amount of time standing/walking by job category, amount of time on different floor types, and amount of time on matting. Finally, Werner discusses possible interventions for some of the MSD’s.

          The Siemens Environmental Portfolio: A Path to the Future
          Paul D. Moss CIH, ROH, Siemens Healthcare Diagonostics
          In this presentation Paul D. Moss talks about the major contributors to environmental sustainability as well as discussing the environmental portfolio of Siemens and the importance of its continued business success.

Picture1 Occupational and Environmental Health: A Senior Executive Perspective
Lawrence D. Burns, PHD, University of Michigan
In this presentation Lawrence D. Burns shares what lessons he has learned on occupation and environmental health as a senior executive at General Motors.

          Industrial Engineering Overview
          Bradley Joseph, PhD, Ford Motor Company
          A lecture presented by Bradley Joseph to provide an introduction and overview of industrial engineering, a branch of engineering concerned with the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of integrated systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, material and process.