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November 2020

NIOSH ERC Ergonomics Webinar: Emerging Technologies: The Future of Ergonomics

November 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The field of ergonomics is rapidly changing. Emerging technologies such as exoskeletons, wearable sensors, computer-vision, artificial intelligence, and virtual and augmented reality are being integrated into how companies & ergonomists provide services. From design, to training, to assessments, to solution implementation, these new technologies can help companies optimize business performance. This presentation will provide a “high-level” overview of this topic and will provide some insights into the future of our field of ergonomics (from a practitioners perspective). Presenter Jeff Hoyle, CPE,…

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Research Symposium – 2020

November 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

NOW VIRTUAL! Education and Research Center (ERC) Regional Research Symposium The Most Hazardous U.S. Industries: What More Should We Be Doing?  March 13, 2020 University of Kentucky This year's symposium will focus on the health and safety problems associated the four most hazardous industry sectors—in terms of occupational fatality rates—Agriculture and Forestry; Mining; Transportation; and Construction. The selected speakers will highlight the problems that continue to plague these industries and discussion current intervention efforts. The moderators of the sessions will…

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December 2020

NIOSH ERC IH Webinar: Data, Professional Judgement, and Modeling in Occupational Exposure Assessment

December 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Exposure underestimates are a professional and ethical issue for Industrial Hygienists. This presentation will discuss the lack of adequate monitoring data for decision-making in industrial hygiene (IH), the over-reliance on professional judgment, and the limitations of professional judgments. Learners will also explore the use of heuristics and mathematical models, and distributed low cost networks for monitoring. Presenter Dr. Gurumurthy “Ram” Ramachandran is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns…

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NIOSH ERC Ergonomics Webinar: Fatigue in the Workplace: Effects on Health and Performance and Measurement Considerations

December 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A leading cause of non-fatal work injuries is overexertion and bodily reaction. What is less understood is the role fatigue plays as a contributing factor. Fatigue in the workplace is a multidimensional process that results in diminished worker performance and is often under appreciated and unrecognized. Reducing the incidence of fatigue-induced workplace injuries and lost productivity depends on accurate and timely detection to allow for appropriate intervention. This webinar will present an overview of worker fatigue and how it may…

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January 2021

Webinar: Environmental Health Priorities in SE Michigan (UM M-LEEaD Center)

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

The Integrated Health Sciences Core (IHSC) of M-LEEaD kicks off the first in a series on community engaged research with a presentation by the Community Engagement Core (CEC) and its Stakeholder Advocacy Board (SAB). Members of the CEC and SAB will share an overview of environmental health priorities in Southeast Michigan, ongoing efforts to address them, and new opportunities for M-LEEaD affiliated researchers. This "Meet and Learn" will focus on the purpose and objective of the CEC and how these relate to the NIEHS core objectives. Please…

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