Featuring subject experts from our Affiliate Council member companies, Affiliates Council web seminars hit on the most timely, relevant topics to EHS & Sustainability practitioners today.
Ergonomics of an Aging Workforce
May 24, 2011
1:00 -2:00 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members
There is no getting around it - every industry, occupation, and employer is facing the challenges of an aging workforce. Yet, a recent study by McKinsey & Company suggests that the baby boomer generation will need to stay employed well past current accepted retirement age.
This webinar will explore the dynamics of an aging workforce and the role safety/ergonomics can play in maximizing the potential of your company’s most experienced employees.
Participants will gain an understanding on:
- Ergonomic issues that relate to all settings; office, laboratory, fleet, industrial, etc.
- How to help employees do their jobs better, safer and longer
- Key issues facing older workers
- How to design safety/ergonomic safeguards to reduce the potential for injury
Featuring presentations by:
- Blake McGowan, Managing Consultant and Ergonomics Engineer, Humantech Inc.
Blake McGowan helps companies achieve best-in-class results by implementing workplace improvements that increase productivity, enhance product quality, and reduce injuries and illnesses. With over 10 years of experience, Blake has facilitated thousands of employee-driven continuous improvement projects and hundreds of complex product design and manufacturing solutions.
Blake received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a Master of Science degree in Biomechanics from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. In addition, he has received Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Certification from the University of Michigan. He has achieved recognition as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), and is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), and the AIHA Ergonomics Committee.
The following interview first appeared on The Green Tie blog:
Extending the Productivity of our Most Experienced Employees
An interview with ergonomics expert Blake McGowan from Humantech Inc.