Join us at the Applied Ergonomics Expo

Ergonomics March 13, 2019

We’re thrilled to have Back School Director, Ron Porter, speaking at this month’s Applied Ergonomics Expo (AES).

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Ron will be speaking on Anatomy, Pathology and Healing Process of Ergonomics Injuries at this years AES being held in New Orleans, LA from March 25-28. Ron will be speaking Wednesday, March 27th from 3:30-3:55 at Strand 12.

Ron will be discussing “the anatomy, pathology and healing process of ergonomics injuries will provide the attendee with the needed information to make an educated ergonomics assessment either after an ergonomics injury is reported or hopefully before one occurs. Upon receiving a report that someone has a painful shoulder, neck, wrist or back an ergonomist assesses what happened and more importantly why it happened. The ability to address this issue is increased if you understand the body better. Knowing how the body works under normal and stress situations can make a difference in your employees safety and health. Pain can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Specific painful areas can be triggered by tissue injury some distance away from the area involved. Understanding the physiological mechanism for the causes of an injury help prevent future episodes to that employee and may help prevent an injury to someone else. Topics covered will include; causes for musculoskeletal disorders: metabolism and the “Nutrient Pathway”; tissue failure and the mechanics for injury; common terms for musculoskeletal disorders/ergonomics injuries; steps necessary for the body to heal; timeline for healing and risks of returning too soon to work activities; neutral posture in position.

AES is a “conference where attendees gather from around the world to share best practices with other professionals in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management.

You can find out more about AES HERE.

You can view the 2019 conference schedule HERE.


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