2024 Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design – In Person


Scholarships are available for participants from small to medium-sized Michigan companies!
Chart a path toward workplace wellness and efficiency through the upcoming two-day course, Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design, taking place in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 5-6, 2024. Explore methods to alleviate upper extremity and low back issues, and empower your employees to tackle musculoskeletal challenges effectively.
This comprehensive program covers vital topics, including job analysis, office workstation design, and wearable motion sensing technologies. Discover actionable insights to enhance job performance and employee well-being, tailored to suit professionals from diverse industries, regardless of their familiarity with ergonomic principles. This program is beneficial for anyone interested in grasping the fundamentals of ergonomic job analysis and design!
Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionize your workplace dynamics and join us in Grand Rapids this summer for a transformative learning experience!
Email ce.programs@umich.edu to apply for a scholarship for your small to medium sized Michigan company.
You and your employees may be eligible to register for this course for as low as $100!
To see if you qualify for the scholarship, please include the following information in your email:
Name, Company Name, Company Address, Title, Number of Employees in your Company.

Course topics include:

  • Analysis and Design of Jobs for Control of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders (Sheryl Ulin, Ph.D., CPE)
  • Medical Aspects of Ergonomics Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (Anne Hartigan, M.D.)
  • Ergonomics and Office Work Station Design (Teresa Bellingar, Ph.D., CPE)
  • Manual Materials Handling and its Effects on the Back and Shoulder (Richard Hughes, Ph.D.)
  • Overview of Wearable Motion Sensing and Exoskeletons for Workplace Documentation, Analysis and Design (Leia Stirling, Ph.D.)
  • Integrating Ergonomics into Business (Robert Fox, Ph.D., CPE)
  • Conducting Ergonomic Job Analyses (Sheryl Ulin, Ph.D., CPE)
  • Job Analysis Case Studies (Sheryl Ulin, Ph.D., CPE; Robert Fox, Ph.D., CPE; Teresa Bellingar, Ph.D., CPE )

* Scholarships are funded through a Consultation Education and Training (CET) Grant awarded to the University of Michigan by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). MIOSHA is part of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO).

Dates: June 5-6, 2023

Location: In-person at The Prince Conference Center in Grand Rapids, MI

Reserve a Room
To book online, please go to: https://calvin.edu/offices-services/prince-conference-center/accommodations/index.html
Or, call (616) 526-7045.

General Information

People who will benefit from attending this course: Engineers, workers, safety professionals, skilled trades, human resources professionals, industrial hygienists, managers, supervisors and occupational health nurses can all benefit from this program. Previous course attendees have been from a wide variety of industries and job descriptions. Anyone who is interested in understanding the principles of ergonomic job analysis and design should attend this program. People with and without prior experience or knowledge of ergonomics have found this course very beneficial.

Fee: $550.00 – Early Bird Registration (until May 20, 2024); $600.00 – Regular Registration

A limited number of Consultation Education and Training grant funded scholarships are available for $100.00 (see below). To apply for a scholarship email ce.programs@umich.edu with the following information: Name, Company Name, Company Address, Title, Number of Employees in Organization.

Registration: Pre-registration is required and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee covers course materials, continental breakfast, break refreshments and lunch on the two days of the program. If you need assistance with registration, please call 734-763-2243.

Cancellation notification must be received no later than May 21, 2024 in order to qualify for a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. Substitute attendees are welcome. In the unlikely event that the program must be cancelled, the entire submitted registration fee will be refunded without further liability on the part of the organizers.

Auxiliary aids, services and other reasonable accommodations are available, upon prior request, to individuals with disabilities.

Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are being provided by a Consultation Education and Training (CET) Grant awarded to the University of Michigan by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). MIOSHA is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Scholarships are limited to individuals from small and medium sized businesses (generally fewer than 250 employees) in the State of Michigan. Scholarships will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, with the sponsors reserving the right to limit the number of scholarship recipients from any single organization in order to serve as many Michigan organizations as possible. The partial scholarship does not cover costs associated with travel expenses and are granted conditionally upon the receipt of a non-refundable $100 fee to defray lunch and refreshment costs.

Email ce.programs@umich.edu to see if you qualify for the scholarship. Include the following information: Name, Company Name, Company Address, Title, Number of Employees in your Company. If you are granted a scholarship, you will be emailed a promotion code to receive the rate of $100.

Accreditation: The University of Michigan has accredited this course for 1.3 CEUs, program #23.01. This course contains 13 hours of technical contact time that can be claimed for CM credit.


Course Comments from Former Attendees

  • “Very impressive Information delivery and discussions with experts.”
  • “Great workshop!”
  • “Great course!”
  • “Excellent conference. It was just what I was looking for—thank you!”
  • “Loved that along with the knowledge shared, the fact that you had practical applications and tools to share made it so much more relatable.”
  • “Excellent program. As a supplier of ergonomic lifting devices I came here to be more conversant in our customers’ concerns. It worked!”
  • “Thank you! Very informational! Very good speakers!”
  • “Very good conference. Enlightened of additional human positions to safeguard against.”
  • “Program was very well put together. The progression of topics/ content was helpful to see the whole ergonomics process.”
  • “Very impactful, relevant, and enlightening. Great networking opportunity and lessons learned.”
  • “Training was great! Very knowledgeable, well-renowned presenters with a great breadth and variety of knowledge. Really well-suited training for many different professionals in a variety of industries and backgrounds.”
  • “Excellent workshop- both presentations and materials”
  • “I really enjoyed the pace of this program for the two days. The presenters were very knowledgeable and were able to transfer their knowledge to those of us in the class. Thank you.”
  • “Excellent program, learned lots of new information as well as a validation of what I currently teach. Speakers were amazing and provided very high level of expertise”
  • “Best class that I’ve ever taken for training”
  • “Workshop was great. I learned a lot and am excited to take what I have learned back to the workplace”
  • “Very good program”



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