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Navigating to Success Using the Ergonomics Maturity Curve™

Navigating to Success Using the Ergonomics Maturity Curve™

Thursday, Sept. 12 2013
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $49 for Non-Members

Want to improve your employees’ safety and productivity, and help your company’s bottom line?

EHS professionals need to be aware of ergonomic challenges as the pace of operations is being driven faster than ever, especially as the workforce is aging. Unfortunately, these factors are likely to increase the rate of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) that companies experience.

Proactively managing ergonomic risk is a key to safety success. For most organizations, MSDs account for 45-65% of recordable injuries. Because the approaches used to control MSDs and their costs vary widely, Humantech has developed the Ergonomics Maturity Curve™, which illustrates the evolutionary process many companies go through as they develop sustainable success in the reduction of MSDs.

Purchase this webinar archive to:

  • Learn the four phases of the Ergonomics Maturity Curve™ and understand the methods that drive activity further up the curve
  • Understand where your company’s program lies on the curve
  • Learn how to manage ergonomics rather than manage MSDs

This program is intended for companies with operations in all types of facilities, including:

  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Field services
  • Warehouse Distribution
  • Labs
  • Healthcare
  • Office and more!


  • Kent Hatcher, Managing Consultant and Ergonomics Engineer; Humantech
  • Walt Rostykus, Vice President and Ergonomics Engineer; Humantech

Speaker biographies:

Kent Hatcher

Kent Hatcher headshot

Kent Hatcher specializes in managing large-scale ergonomic initiatives in the manufacturing and health care industries, as well as facilitating group training sessions and developing internal ergonomic expertise. Kent promotes a macro-ergonomic philosophy of system efficiency, showing companies how to integrate human-factors engineering into production operations. Kent has performed hundreds of training sessions for various clients, including Alcoa, Kuwait National Petroleum, Genie Industries, AMCOL, Oshkosh Corp., and Goodrich. He has delivered numerous presentations on occupational ergonomics at national conferences, including the National Ergonomics Conference, Applied Ergonomics Conference and the American Industrial Hygiene Association Professional Development Conference. Kent received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, and a Master of Science degree in Ergonomics from Loughborough University in Loughborough, United Kingdom. He has achieved recognition as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).

Walt Rostykus

Walt Rostykus headshot

Walt Rostykus has over 28 years experience delivering and managing ergonomic, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, and environmental programs. He has provided technical services, established management programs, and conducted process and compliance reviews of ergonomics programs and health and safety programs in a wide variety of industries. Prior to joining Humantech, Walt established and managed environmental health and safety programs for manufacturing and service operations at Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computers, and Agilent Technologies. In addition, he was the Ergonomics Program Manager for Hewlett-Packard, guiding process implementation across the organization. Walt received a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. He earned a Master of Science degree in Public Health, with a focus on Industrial Hygiene and Safety/Environmental Health and Sanitation, from the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington. Walt is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and has served as an Environmental Management System Lead Auditor. He is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the Semiconductor Environmental Safety & Health Association.

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