TRACK: OEM Clinical Practice
Andrew S. Imada, PhD, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Santa Monica, CA
William S. Marras, PhD, CPE, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Amy May, MC, CPE, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA
David Rempel, MD, FACOEM, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Mark A. Roberts, MD, PhD, FACOEM, Exponent, Inc., Chicago, IL
Today’s workplaces are challenged to accommodate for a multitude of factors from generational differences, anthropomorphic changes, varying operational processes, as well as cultural diversity. This session will explore the role of human factors and ergonomics professionals in the workplace on improving safety and health. Brief presentations will be made on the application of a systems approach to workplace safety and health; design principles to accommodate workers, especially those who are overweight and aging; and accommodating the injured worker in return to work. The moderator will encourage comments and questions from the audience. The goal will be to identify workplace situations where these factors work well with OEM to achieve a common goal of maintaining a healthy and productive workplace and workforce.