Human Factors and Ergonomics

01/18/23: Home Office Ergonomics Post COVID-19: Carpe Diem

About the webinar:

The COVID-19 pandemic changed how knowledge work gets done. In early 2022, roughly six in ten U.S. workers with jobs that can be completed from home continue to work from home all or most of the time. As more people work from home than ever before, and as the demand for remote work increases, workplaces continue to find optimal balance for collaborating with colleagues onsite. This presentation will discuss how the pandemic changed how we work, and how the home-office work balance will continue to evolve.

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11/16/22: Health Disparities in Meat Packing

About the webinar:

This presentation will explore findings of a recent review of health disparities research in the meat packing industry. A systematic and thorough review of the literature identified 60 articles that touched on health disparities areas such as: gender/sex, race/ethnicity, language/education, class, and nativity. Participants will review the results of the study and engage in a broader discussion about why we need to consider these underlying factors that contribute to the negative health of workers in the meat packing industry. We will also assess the lack of...

10/19/22: Research-to-Practice via Ergonomic Research Methods

About the webinar:

Research in the field of ergonomics, and its associated research methods such as motion capture, may appear abstract, with limited direct application outside of academia. However, when integrated into a research-to-practice design philosophy, ergonomics and biomechanical research methods can be employed to improve overall satisfaction with devices and workplaces. Occasionally, products are released onto the market without full consideration of user needs and wants. User-centered design (UCD), often by way of methods including surveys or task analyses,...

09/21/22: Please Stop Interrupting Me!

About the webinar:

Much research on interruptions has focused on the time penalty caused by interruptions. However, little research has focused the impact that interruptions have on the quality of the final product. This presentation will describe research exploring this question, along with some theory to explain the effects seen and possible mitigations.

**Note: This webinar is available LIVE ONLY. It will not be recorded.**

08/17/22: Simple Rules for Preventing Back Injuries at Work and Improving Productivity

About the webinar:

If you ask most about proper lifting technique, they will tell you to “lift with your legs, not with your back.” However, this simple rule may be doing more harm than good. There are many barriers to applying this principle, and the scientific literature and principles of biomechanics show that this is in fact the wrong way to approach the problem. Our current efforts to reduce back injuries are not making much of a difference. We need to take a step back, think outside of the box, and change the lifting scenario—not the lifting technique. In this presentation,...

Biomechanical, Physiological & Subjective Evaluation of Bed Making Among Hotel Room Cleaners

Harris-Adamson, C.

Presentation at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) National Research Agenda (NORA) Services Sector Meeting at Oakland, USA