CR307

ErgoMatrix: An Introductory Comparison of Common Ergonomics Analysis Tools

Tuesday, May 24 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Topics:

Ergonomics, Safety

Presenter: G. Downey, Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina (NC State University), Bartlesville, OK.

There are numerous industrial ergonomics analysis tools available to safety professionals. The NIOSH Lifting Equation, RULA, Strain Index, REBA, OWAS, and the list goes on. Choosing the correct tool for a situation can be confusing. Attendees will be introduced to a matrix that lists features of common industrial ergonomics analysis tools in order to help make the proper tool selection more straightforward.