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The Business Impact of Ergonomics Webinar
November 15, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Most companies only consider ergonomics after their bottom line is negatively affected by an injury or workers’ compensation case involving a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). The reality is that being proactive in addressing ergonomic risk factors can lead to changes that may well improve productivity, quality and other key metrics at the facility.
This webinar will highlight how implementing elements of an ergonomics program can positively impact business. By showcasing examples of workplace improvements that address ergonomic risk, you will see how these changes can lead to a positive impact on your overall business goals. Case studies will be highlighted from Applied Ergonomics Conference’s Ergo Cup® Competition, sponsored by The Ergonomics Center and the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial Systems and Engineering at NC State University.
Attendees will learn just how ergonomic risk factors can impact other key areas of business and to look beyond the cost of injuries to justify ergonomic improvements at their facility.
Julia G. Abate, MSE, CPE
The Ergonomics Center
Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Julia G. Abate is the Executive Director for The Ergonomics Center, housed in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University. She has an undergraduate degree is in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in industrial and operations engineering, both from the University of Michigan, and is certified by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (CPE). Julia has held several leadership roles at the Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) and is currently serving as a Program Chair. She is also on the advisory boards for the IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors, the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center (NC OSHERC) and the National Safety Council’s MSD SolutionsLab. Julia has 25 years of experience helping companies develop and grow their ergonomics programs.