New Assessment Tools and Interventions to Manage MSD Risk

Wednesday, May 25 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM



Arranger: K. Clawson, GE, Louisville, KY. Moderator: B. Finder, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI. Monitors: E. Gallo, Supply Chain – EHS Program Manager, Walgreens, Deerfield, IL; A. Dartt, Golder Associates Inc., St. Charles, MO; D. Bartlett, PPG Industries, Inc., Allison Park, PA.

10:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.

The ROI of Onsite Early Intervention to Prevent Strains and Sprains T. Silva, Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions, Grand Haven, MI.

10:20 a.m.-10:40 a.m.

Ergonomics & the Aging Workforce: What’s New with the Aging Population? B. McGowan, Humantech, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI.

10:40 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Development of a New Assessment Tool for Musculoskeletal Disorders Associated with Lifting and Bending R. Phalen, School of Science and Computer Engineering, University of Houston Clear Lake, Houston, TX.

11:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m.

The Influence of Loading Parameters on Fatigue Life of MSD Tissues S. Gallagher and M. Schall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.

11:20 a.m.-11:40 a.m.

Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Discomfort Related to Standing Works—Results from a Multi-Organization Study Y. Huang, Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Do Sit-Stand Workstations Warrant the Attention They Are Receiving? D. Hunt, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada.