May 08


Today’s ergonomics programs have become increasingly complex as organizations struggle with how best to reduce health risks, enhance well-being and boost worker output — all while reducing associated costs. This seminar offers insights on how to balance these objectives and achieve program goals. You’ll learn how the City of New York’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was able to reduce discomfort rates by 43% over a 22-month period. And, you’ll hear about additional case studies that illustrate best practices and highlight common implementation pitfalls. Learning objectives: • Identify which stakeholders to engage at each stage of program implementation • Understand the impact of ergonomics training on cost reduction • Avoid the common pitfalls that can stall or even derail progress • Apply the metrics used to gauge program success Jonathan Puleio, M.Sc., CPE, is a board certified professional ergonomist who holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in human factors and ergonomics from Cornell University. He has worked as an ergonomic consultant in the areas of product design, ergonomic program development, and applied anthropometry. Jonathan has worked with the International Standards Organization (ISO) on the development of international ergonomic standards for office environments, and holds several U.S. patents for the design of ergonomic products. He is an adjunct professor at Polytechnic Institute of New York University where he teaches an undergraduate course on human factors in engineering design. Jonathan is based in New York City and has worked with Humanscale Consulting since 2002.