Healthier Workplaces, A Healthier World

Planning and Deploying a Large-Scale Ergonomics Process Year by Year

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST  
Host: AIHA
By: Christy Lotz, M.Sc., CPE, Director of Ergonomics Consulting and Senior Ergonomics Engineer, VelocityEHS

Too many large organizations have launched an ergonomics process only to have it fizzle when the business climate and direction changes, when key participants roll over, or when the low-hanging, easy fixes have been completed. Failure to initiate and maintain an effective process and failure to course-correct with organizational fluctuations can result in loss of credibility and trust by employees and management, wasted resources, and poor results.

The key to long-term success in ergonomics is to build a strong foundation with solid planning as well as the ability to keep the process fluid. This session will review the critical elements of establishing, deploying, and—most importantly—sustaining a large-scale workplace ergonomics process to identify risk factors and prevent musculoskeletal disorders. Based on real-world experience, proven management practices, and data mined from hundreds of successful programs from around the globe, this session will give participants a roadmap to follow year by year. We’ll discuss goal setting, implementation, training, design guidelines for engineers, approaches to tackling capital projects, program expansion, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the necessary elements required to roll out a large-scale ergonomics process.
  • Understand the order and timeframe in which to successfully deploy the elements of the process.
  • Learn how to expand an ergonomics program on a global scale.
  • Understand how to sustain momentum long term.
  • Identify gaps and strengths in current approaches to ergonomics programs. 


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Christy Lotz, M.Sc., CPE
Christy Lotz, M.Sc., CPE

Director of Ergonomics Consulting and Senior Ergonomics Engineer, VelocityEHS

Christy Lotz, Director of Ergonomics Consulting and Senior Ergonomics Engineer at VelocityEHS, leads large-scale ergonomics initiatives in the manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries and helps organizations build internal ergonomics expertise using software solutions.

Christy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a Master of Science degree in Ergonomics and Biomechanics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Christy has achieved recognition as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).


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