Atlanta Applied Ergonomics Meeting: Thursday, November 1st

Ergonomics October 29, 2012

Ron Porter will act as guest speaker at the next Altanta Applied Ergonomics Meeting. Details Below:

Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 11:30a.m. until 1:00p.m.!
Speaker:  Ron Porter, PT, CEAS III, Director of The Back School
Topic:  Ergonomics: Bridging the Gap from Treatment to Prevention and Wellness for  The Aging Worker: This overview will outline simple cost effective solutions to reduce or control risk factors for the aging worker.  Skills developed will focus on validated  techniques of Power Zone and Workplace Athlete training for the material handler, manufacturing worker, healthcare professional and call center/office worker.

Location:  National Safety Council, 5161 Brook Hollow Parkway, Suite 220, Norcross, GA  30071-3652
RSVP: Please email Ruth Gronde, PT, Ergonomic Therapist at Piedmont Hospital at

Save the Dates for Upcoming Meetings:
January 24, 2013 Speaker:  Glenn Ketcham, CIH, Senior Industrial Hygienist with OSHA in Region 4 – Office of Enforcement Programs.  Glenn coordinates the ergonomics activities for the region.
Topic:  OSHA’s current direction, activities and areas of emphasis with regard to ergonomic enforcement nationwide.  Glenn will cover recent ergonomic cases and settlements, national emphasis programs and industries on OSHA’s “radar” based on ergonomic performance.

Spring 2013 (date TBD)   Speaker: Dan Ortiz,  Manager of the Occupational Safety and Health Cooperative Programs Office and Division Chief of the Human Systems Integration Division at GA Tech Research Institute
Topic: TBD

Feel free to forward to others who may be interested!  The purpose of the group is to discuss common ergonomics problems, hear speakers, discuss successes, and share helpful resources and benchmark ergonomics programs. If your job duties involve managing or coordinating an ergonomics program, ergonomic task evaluations, ergonomics medical management and any other ergonomics activities, your participation is welcome!  Come network with your peers!

– Ruth Gronde, PT, OCS, Ergonomic Therapist


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