AIHA Carolinas Section Meetings and Conferences

Carolinas Section Fall PDC & Conference 2015

Carolinas AIHA Fall 2015 PDC/Conference

September 23–25, 2015
Hyatt Regency Greenville
Greenville, S.C.

PDC: Ergonomic Job Analysis: Selected Tools from the AIHA Ergo Toolkit

Learning Objectives: By the end of this course, the participant will learn:

  • What the AIHA Ergonomic Toolkit is
  • Why (and how) we use job analysis tools
  • A proposed two-tiered methodology for selecting tools
  • The information in the toolkit
  • How to use:
    • The OSHA computer checklist
    • Quick Ergonomics Check
    • PLIBEL
    • ACGIH TLV for Hand Activity
    • ACGIH Back Screening Tool
    • WorkSafe BC calculator for lifts and push/pulls
    • The Strain Index
    • Assessment Tool for Repetitive Activity
  • Practice Session

Course Description: This 8-hour course will introduce the participants to the AIHA Ergonomic Toolkit. It will explain a two-tiered approach to selecting appropriate tools in different situations. Then the instructor will explain eight of the more than 20 tools currently in the Toolkit. The class will work through example problems using the different tools. Then the class will be given some jobs to analyze and they must select and then use the appropriate tool for the situation. If participants wish to bring video clips of jobs in their facilities to use in this final exercise, they are welcome to do so. Please bring the video on a flash drive.

Approach/Methods: The course will be lecture and discussion with example problems worked as a group.

Sheree Gibson, P.E., CPE is President and Senior Ergonomist at Ergonomics Applications, an industrial ergonomics consulting firm. For the past 25 years she has provided job analysis, equipment/methods redesign, and ergonomics training to clients across many industrial sectors in the U.S. and Canada. She is an active member of HFES, AIHA, ASSE and ASME. She currently serves as Vice-President of the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics.


Wednesday, September 23

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Ergonomics Toolkit
Sheree L. Gibson, P.E., CPE, Ergonomics Applications

Thursday, September 24

8:30 am – 12:00 pm Ergonomics Toolkit (continued)
Sheree L. Gibson, P.E., CPE, Ergonomics Applications
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch with the Vendors
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Business Meeting
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm All I Know About Safety I Learned from my Kids
Dr. Tim Ludwig, Distinguished Graduate Faculty Professor, Department of Psychology, Appalachian State University
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Vendor Break
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Ethics
Bruce Lippy, Ph.D., CIH, CSP, The Lippy Group, LLC
5:30 pm President's Reception

Friday, September 25

8:30 am – 9:00 am Ventilation: Practical Applications
Thomas C. Smith, President, Exposure Control Technologies, Inc.
9:30 am – 10:30 am Risk Assessment
Tom Cecich, CIH, CSP, TFC & Associates
Download Resource: Risk Assessment (PDF)
10:30 am – 11:30 am Vendor Break
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Presentation Design
Don Weatherbee, Henkel — Salisbury SHE Manager
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