Ergonomics Event Addresses Design, Health & Safety, and Worker’s Comp
New York — The upsurging interest in ergonomics was demonstrated at Humanscale’s most recent ErgoForum where audience numbers exceeded anticipated attendance. The March 21 roundtable event, themed “Design to Implementation,” was hosted in Los Angeles and featured a panel of local experts.
110 architects, designers, facilities managers, and health and safety professionals turned out for the ErgoForum at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City to learn more about the role of ergonomics in the workplace, from product and space design to roll-out and post-implementation review. Dan Cannon, editor of Humanscale’s Design at Work newsletter, led the team of panelists, which included:
Cindy Burt, OTR, CPE, Ergonomics Program Manager, UCLA
Eric Busch, Director of Corporate Safety, SONY Pictures Entertainment
Bob Patterson, MPT, CAE, President, Omega Solutions in Healthcare
Highlights of the ErgoForum included discussion on the amount of time computer users are spending in front of their machines both in the office and at home, the increasing use of laptop computers in the workplace, and justifying return on investment when it comes to ergonomic office products. Attendees were also eager to gauge the panel’s opinions on design, health and safety, and worker’s compensation.
As the event wrapped up, attendees expressed interest in learning when Humanscale would be hosting its next ErgoForum in Los Angeles, urging organizers to schedule the roundtable annually.
For more information about Humanscale and the company’s full range of ergonomic solutions, visit www.humanscale.com or call 800-400-0625.
Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Achieving more with less, Humanscale’s product designs have been honored with more than 150 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.