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					                                F I N A L     A N N O U N C E M E N T

                                               8th Annual

Applied Ergonomics Conference
     March 21– 24, 2005          ✱   Hyatt Regency Superdome               ✱   New Orleans, Louisiana

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Pre-conference Workshops: March 21    ✱   Conference: March 22–24      ✱   Post-conference Workshops: March 24


             The nation’s leading                Applied Ergonomics Conference,
                         including the nationally recognized Ergo Cup

             Institute of                                                               CEUs available
         Industrial Engineers

Applied Ergonomics Conference 2005

D   on’t miss the nation’s leading 8th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference.
This is an exclusive venue for ergonomists, engineers, and other safety and
health professionals. Come join us in New Orleans, LA and discover the latest
tools, techniques, and solutions from top professionals in the field.

            What makes the Applied Ergonomics Conference
               the leading conference for ergonomics?                                  MEETING HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
The Applied Ergonomics Conference is the premier event of its kind in the U.S.         ✱   World-class keynote speakers
It focuses on how other companies have successfully implemented programs               ✱
                                                                                           Six educational tracks
that have provided excellent returns on their ergonomics investment. This              ✱   Master Ergonomist track
opportunity, combined with planned networking events that foster sharing and           ✱   Over 80 presentations
interaction with your peers, makes the Applied Ergonomics Conference the “go           ✱   Benchmarking sessions
to” ergonomics event of the year.                                                      ✱   The prestigious Ergo Cup Competition
You can personalize your learning curriculum by choosing from 7 tracks. Each               with a new category
session has a difficulty level making it easier for you to select the right sessions   ✱   The largest exhibit program ever
for you.                                                                               ✱   Planned networking events
This event will allow you to network and share experiences with industry leaders
                                                                                       ✱   Plant tours
and top ergonomic colleagues from around the country. You will be able to take         ✱   Pre-and-post-conference workshops
what you learn from them and further advance the ergonomics program in your            ✱   Networking Reception and Lunches
own company.                                                                           ✱   On-site Career Center

                Register today for this prestigious event!
                                                                                       CONFERENCE BENEFITS:
                        See you in New Orleans!                                        ✱   Learn how to solve problems through case studies
Attend one or more of our pre-and-post conference workshops. Complete the reg-             in manufacturing, service, support, design,
istration form in this brochure or go online to            ergonomics programs, auditing, and more
Remember, the Benchmarking sessions sell out very quickly. Your best chance to         ✱   Learn on your own level — basic,
secure a seat is to register now!                                                          intermediate, and advanced formats
                                                                                       ✱   Network with peers and leaders from
                   We look forward to seeing you there.                                    a variety of industries
                                                                                       ✱   Learn from industry leaders
                           W. Tim McGlothlin, CPE                                      ✱   Gain exposure for your workplace innovations
          The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina, Conference Co-Chair
                                                                                           by participating in the Ergo Cup competition
                            Bill Boyd, CIH, CSP, CPE                                   ✱   Gain insight from industry leaders during
                       CNA Companies, Conference Co-Chair                                  keynote presentations
                                                                                       ✱   View new products and services in the
                         Karen Cunningham, CSP, CPE                                        Exhibit Hall
                       Owens Corning, Conference Co-Chair                              ✱   View and learn in depth from Ergo Cup exhibits
                                                 Schedule at a glance
      CO-SPONSORED BY:            Monday, March 21, 2005
                                  7:00 am – 5:00 pm......................................................................Registration
                                  8:00 am – 12:00 pm ................................................Pre-conference Workshops
                                  8:30 am – 4:30 pm ......................................................................BCPE Exam
                                  12:00 pm – 5:00 pm ..............................................................Exhibitor Setup
                                  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ..................................................Pre-conference Workshops
                                  1:30 pm – 4:30 pm ......................................................................Plant Tour:
                                                                   Industrial Safety and Rehabilitation Institute (ISR)

                                  Tuesday, March 22, 2005
                                  7:00 am – 4:00 pm......................................................................Registration
                                  7:00 am – 8:00 am ........................................................Continental Breakfast
                                  8:30 am – 10:00 am..........................................................Concurrent Sessions
                                  10:15 am – 11:15 am......................................................Keynote Presentation
                                  11:15 am – 2:15 pm............................................................Exhibit Hall Hours
                                  11:15 am – 2:15 pm ......................................................Ergo Cup Competition
                                  11:15 am – 4:00 pm................................................HFES On-site Career Center
                                  11:30 am – 1:00 pm ..........................................................Lunch w/Exhibitors
                                  11:30 am – 1:00 pm ....................................Benchmarking Concurrent Sessions
                                  1:30 pm – 4:30 pm ..............................................................Plant Tour: NASA
                                  2:15 pm – 3:45 pm ..........................................................Concurrent Sessions
                                  3:45 pm – 4:00 pm ..............................................................Networking Break
                                  4:00 pm – 5:30 pm ..........................................................Concurrent Sessions
                                  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm ..........................................................Exhibitor Reception

                                  Wednesday, March 23, 2005
                                  7:00 am – 4:00 pm......................................................................Registration
                                  7:00 am – 8:00 am ........................................................Continental Breakfast
                                  8:00 am – 9:30 am ..........................................................Concurrent Sessions
                                  9:45 am – 10:45 am ......................................................Keynote Presentation
                                  10:45 am – 1:45 pm............................................................Exhibit Hall Hours
                                  10:45 am – 1:45 pm ......................................................Ergo Cup Competition
                                  10:45 am – 3:30 pm................................................HFES On-site Career Center
                                  11:00 am – 12:30 pm ..................................Benchmarking Concurrent Sessions
                                  11:30 am – 1:00 pm ..........................................................Lunch w/Exhibitors
                                  1:30 pm – 4:30 pm ....................................Plant Tour: NGSS Avondale Shipyard
                                  1:45 pm – 3:15 pm ..........................................................Concurrent Sessions
                                  3:15 pm – 3:30 pm ..............................................................Networking Break
The AEC would like to recognize   3:30 pm – 5:00 pm ..........................................................Concurrent Sessions
the support from the following
   ACADEMIC CO-SPONSORS:          Thursday, March 24, 2005
      University of Michigan      7:00 am – 2:00 pm......................................................................Registration
        Auburn University         7:00 am – 8:00 am ........................................................Continental Breakfast
      Ohio State University       8:00 am – 9:30 am ..........................................................Concurrent Sessions
                                  9:45 am – 10:45 am..........................Ergo Cup Awards and Keynote Presentation
                                  11:00 am – 1:00 pm............................................................Exhibit Hall Hours
       MEDIA PATRONS:             11:00 am – 1:00 pm ........................................................................Ergo Cup
                                  11:00 am – 1:00 pm................................................HFES On-site Career Center
                                  11:00 am – 12:30 pm ..................................Benchmarking Concurrent Sessions
                                  11:30 am – 12:30 pm ........................................................Lunch w/Exhibitors
                                  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm ............................................................Plant Tour: Tulane
                                  1:15 pm – 5:15 pm ................................................Post-Conference Workshops
                                  3:00 pm – 3:30 pm ..............................................................................Break

                                  Schedule as of October 2004. Subject to change.
W. Tim McGlothlin, CPE (Co-Chair)
The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina
William Boyd, CIH, CSP, CPE (Co-Chair)
CNA Companies
Karen Cunningham, CSP, CPE (Co-Chair)
Owens Corning
Paul Adams, Ph.D., PE, CPE, CSP
EnSafe Inc.
David Alexander, CPE
Auburn Engineers, Inc.
Teresa Bellingar, Ph.D.; Haworth Inc.
Mark Benden, CPE; Neutral Posture, Inc.
Peter Budnick, Ph.D., CPE; Ergoweb Inc.
Jeff Buresh; Hewlett-Packard
Ian Chong, CPE; IntelliLabs
Jerry Davis, Ph.D., CPE, CSP
Auburn University                                                             Ergo Cup
Carlos de Falla                             The nationally recognized Ergo Cup, presented by IIE and sponsored by The Ergonomics
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
                                            Center of North Carolina, provides an opportunity for companies to highlight successful
Tom DeRoos, CIE; Tyson Foods
                                            ergonomic activities. 2005 marks the seventh year of this competition. Winners will be
Lynda Enos, CPE, COHN-S; HumanFit
                                            announced and presentations will be made at the Applied Ergonomics Conference in New
Todd Gordon                                 Orleans, LA.
Honda of America Manufacturing
Mark Hansen, CSP, PE, CPE, CPEA               The goal of this competition is to recognize and encourage the development
The St. Paul Companies
                                                   of innovative ergonomics solutions and education in the workplace.
Stephen Jenkins; Auburn Engineers, Inc.
Christian A. Johnson, CSP, CPE              Any organization that can demonstrate an effective ergonomics solution or education
General Electric                            initiative within the last 24 months (Feb. 2003 – Feb. 2005) is eligible to compete.
Michael Johnson, PE, CSP; USAA
Sharon Joines, Ph.D.                        Categories
The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina     There are three Ergo Cup categories:
Eric Kennedy, CPE; Marsh USA                ✱ Team-driven workplace solutions

Carter J. Kerk, Ph.D., PE, CSP, CPE         ✱ Engineering/Ergonomist-driven workplace solutions
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology   ✱ Training and education
Mike Lampl
Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation        The general theme across all Ergo Cup categories is innovation, defined as “a new device
Dan MacLeod, CPE                            or process created by study and experimentation.” With three categories of competition,
Consultant in Ergonomics                    any facility with an active ergonomics improvement process should be excited to enter
Bernard Meegan; Caterpillar Inc.            the Ergo Cup. Each eligible team will have a booth in the Exhibit Hall to display and
Jessica Mock; NASA                          demonstrate their project.
Kim Monroe, Ph.D., CPE
KM Ergonomics, LLC                          Sponsors
Gary Orr, PE, CPE; Ergotonic                The Ergo Cup is sponsored this year by The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina, which
Don Robinson, CPE; Goldkist Inc.            provides occupational ergonomics consulting, training programs, and cost-effective
Doug Rabeneck; H.B. Maynard & Co.
                                            ergonomic solutions for corporations, facilities, and individuals nationwide.
Paul Schwab, CPE; Texas Instruments Inc.
Mike Seay, PE, CPE; Owens Corning
Karl Siegfried; MEMIC
Robert Smith, Ph.D., CIE, CPEA
Consultant in Ergonomics
Joanna Sznajder; OSHA
                                                             NIOSH special session
Thomas Waters, Ph.D., CPE
                                            NIOSH, a co-sponsor of the Applied Ergonomics Conference, has organized a special ses-
National Institute for Occupational         sion on measuring the effectiveness of ergonomic interventions. Six nationally recognized
Safety and Health                           speakers will present findings from six specific ergonomic intervention studies. Each
Keith White, Ph.D., CPE                     speaker will describe how they designed and conducted the studies and whether or not
Lennox International
                                            the interventions were effective in reducing risk of musculoskeletal disorders. See page 11
Kent Wilson, CIE; Hill-Ron                  for NIOSH Part 1 and 2.
Sandra Woolley, Ph.D.; Eastman Kodak
Mike Wynn, CPE, CIE; Humantech Inc.         NIOSH is also presenting a Post-Conference workshop on how to develop and conduct your
Ben Zavitz, CPE
                                            own intervention effectiveness studies. Those companies who engage in Six Sigma or
Stewart Prezant Ergonomics Group            Lean Manufacturing efforts will be especially interested in attending this session.
                      Featured speakers                                                       WHERE ATTENDEES WORK
                                                                                              3M Corp.
                                                                                              Abbott Laboratories
Tuesday, March 22                                                                             Advanced Micro Devices
                                                                                              American Ref-fuel
Suzanne H. Rodgers, Ph.D.; Consultant in Ergonomics                                           AON Ergonomic Services
                                                                                              Atofina Petrochemical
Applied Ergonomics in an Outsourced World                                                     Auburn Engineers Inc.
Manufacturing has been a primary place for applied ergonomists to apply our knowledge         Auburn University
about human capabilities. Ergonomists make it safer and easier to perform in workplaces,      Baptist Memorial Healthcare
                                                                                              BodyBilt Seating
jobs, and environments with tools and equipment. As the trend towards outsourcing of          Boeing Commercial Airplane Group
manufacturing jobs accelerates to gain wage benefits of less developed countries, we          CNA Companies
may find ourselves having to look to less traditional applications of our ergonomics          Caterpillar Inc.
                                                                                              Concentra @ Dell
information. After some background on where we seem to be heading, examples of                Dell Computer Corp.
ergonomically-underserved areas will be presented as well as some strategies to keep          DuPont
                                                                                              Eastman Chemical
ergonomics principles in the forefront of job and equipment design across the globe.          Eastman Kodak
                                                                                              EnSafe Inc.
                                                                                              Ergodyne Corp
                                                                                              The Ergonomics Center of North
Wednesday, March 23                                                                             Carolina
Carter J. Kerk, Ph.D., PE, CSP, CPE; Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering,           Ergonomics Engineering Services
                                                                                              Ergonomics Inc.
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology                                                     ErgoWeb Inc.
                                                                                              Ford Motor Co.
NACE: A Report and Viewpoints                                                                 General Electric
Dr. Kerk served as Chair of NACE, the National Advisory Committee for Ergonomics, from        General Motors Corp.
2002 through 2004. NACE was charged to deliver recommendations to OSHA and the                Georgia Pacific
                                                                                              Goldkist Inc.
Department of Labor on ergonomics issues relating to guidelines, research, and outreach/      H.B. Maynard and Co. Inc.
assistance. Dr. Kerk will report on NACE recommendations, lessons learned from the expe-      Haworth Inc.
rience, and his viewpoints on critical issues facing OSHA and the ergonomics community.       Herman Miller Inc.
                                                                                              Human Fit
Robert Robertson; Director Education, Workforce and Income Security Team                      Humantech
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)                                                   Intel Corp.
                                                                                              Johnson & Johnson
OSHA: Learning From the Past to Inform the Future                                             KM Ergonomics, LLC
Technology, changes in the organization of work, and increasing global interdependence        Lennox International
                                                                                              Lockheed Martin Corp.
are redefining the workplace. These changes raise numerous issues regarding the adequa-       Lubritol
cy of efforts to ensure that workers have safe, healthy and productive workplaces. In this    MEMIC
context, OSHA faces increasingly greater challenges to justify its role and demonstrate its   Mansfield Ergonomist
                                                                                              Marsh USA
effectiveness. Over the past several years, OSHA’s efforts to regulate emerging hazards       Mercedes-Benz
have come under fire from businesses and worker advocates alike, with both sides              Miami University
wondering whether OSHA is adequately positioned to effectively address the safety and         NASA
health hazards facing today’s workers and work arrangements. Using a variety of past GAO      National Safety Management Society
studies as a backdrop, this presentation will focus on what lessons can be learned from       NAVFAC
                                                                                              NCH Corp.
the past to enhance the likely success of future OSHA efforts.                                Neutral Posture Ergonomics
                                                                                              Neutral Posture, Inc.
                                                                                              Nova Solutions
Thursday, March 24                                                                            OSHA
Harry C. Sweere; Founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Ergotron Inc. and Constant          Owens Corning
                                                                                              Saturn Corp.
Force Technology (CFT), LLC                                                                   Shell Oil
                                                                                              South Dakota School of
Human Interface With Computers                                                                  Mines & Technology
As the workplace adopts flat panel monitors, ergonomics must be taken into considera-         St. Joseph’s Hospital
tion to improve seated and standing worker comfort and productivity. Ergonomic work-          St. Paul Companies
                                                                                              Stewart Prezant Ergonomics Group
station design should cover the three support surface concepts of adjustable display          Texas Instruments
support surface, adjustable keyboard support surface, and fixed support surface for           Tokyo Electron America
paperwork and to support adjustable support surfaces. Understanding and applying these        Toyota
                                                                                              Tyson Foods
concepts will improve the human interface with computers, especially in high stress work      U.S. Dept. of Labor
environments.                                                                                 U.S. Navy
                                                                                              U.S. Postal Service
                                                                                              UFCW International Union
                                                                                              University of California
                                                                                              Vancouver Hospital and
                                                                                                Health Sciences Centre
Educational tracks                                                   organizations struggle with making lean continually effective. One
                                                                     pitfall is the focus on the short-term gains of the lean endeavor.
                                                                     Often, ergonomics and its long-term benefits are not part of the
Manufacturing Applications
                                                                     original focus, the framework for effectiveness is unstable from the
This track focuses on the practical application of ergonomics in
                                                                     beginning. Join this interactive session to hear success stories and
manufacturing. Presentations by practitioners working in a diverse
                                                                     pitfalls of how organizations are incorporating ergonomics into
range of industries will show how they successfully used sound
                                                                     lean manufacturing processes from the start of the lean initiative
ergonomic principles to improve the safety and productivity of the
                                                                     and as a follow-on activity.
workplace. Although your applications may differ from those in
the presentations, you will be able to use the same ergonomic
                                                                     Revisiting Training
principles to address the issues you face.
                                                                     Moderator: Cindy Burt, UCLA
                                                                     Come and review the promises and pitfalls inherent in each
Services/Support Industries
                                                                     ergonomics training stage from analyzing the need for training,
Ergonomics doesn’t just benefit traditional manufacturing. Other
                                                                     getting management and employee acceptance and participation,
industries, from healthcare, banking, and shipbuilding to agricul-
                                                                     comparing training approaches, developing training content,
ture can benefit from ergonomic intervention. See successful
                                                                     maximizing the benefits from the training, evaluating its impact
ergonomic solutions as we explore these support sectors.
                                                                     and setting the stage for future training. Participate in discus-
                                                                     sions about these topics as well as common assumptions about
Office Applications
                                                                     training to see which ones stand up.
Environment can have a profound effect on today’s workers.
Examine case studies exploring how office design can prevent
injury and increase productivity in the workplace. Learn unique
                                                                     Cindy Burt, UCLA
solutions about marketing your programs to management and
                                                                     Rani Leuder, Humanics ErgoSystems, Inc.
employees. Discover the challenges to implementation processes.
                                                                     Graciela Perez, Los Alamos National Laboratory
                                                                     Valerie Rice, US Army Research Labs
Engineering and Design
Learn how ergonomic principles are applied to solutions in the
                                                                     SWS— Application of Work Measurement Techniques
real world. Product designs will be discussed, including applica-
                                                                     to the Service Sector and Non-Traditional Manufacturing
tions for the changing demographics of the workforce. This track
will be of special interest to engineers and users of tools in all
                                                                     Moderator: Michael Johnson, USAA
areas of design and manufacturing.
                                                                     Attendees at this master track will learn about and participate in
                                                                     discussions involving work measurement techniques applied to
Ergonomics Programs
                                                                     the service sector and non-traditional manufacturing. Examples
This track will provide information and practical applications of
                                                                     of this include administrative work, back office operations, and
unique programs that work. Learn how to design, implement, and
                                                                     municipal applications. The session will review strategies for
sustain ergonomics programs and discover how to identify and
                                                                     developing statistically valid standards for variable tasks. A vari-
avoid obstacles.
                                                                     ety of techniques will be discussed including direct time study,
                                                                     predetermined time systems, work sampling, Pareto analysis, and
                                                                     pace rating.
This track highlights a virtual cornucopia of subjects and appli-
cations that you can take back to your company. You will absorb
practical information on everything from behavior-based safety
                                                                     Carter J. Kerk, Ph.D., PE, CSP, CPE,
approaches to musculoskeletal hazards of highly specialized
                                                                        South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
processes. Cost justification and methods with which to audit
                                                                     Doug Rabeneck, H.B. Maynard and Co., Inc.
your jobs for risk factors complete the track.
                                                                     Jerry Davis, Ph.D., CPE, CSP, Auburn University
Master Ergonomist Track
Each session, running 90 minutes, will consist of two or three
master ergonomists presenting their views on intriguing and
sometimes-controversial topics followed by an open discussion.
A discussion leader will direct and stimulate dialog among
participants.                                                        BCPE exam
                                                                     Monday, March 21
Master tracks                                                        The 8th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference is an official exam
                                                                     site for the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics
Lean Manufacturing                                                   (BCPE). Scheduled for Monday, March 21, 2005. The application
Moderator: Keith White, Lennox International                         deadline is December 13, 2004, and there is an application pro-
While lean manufacturing has become a globally established           cessing fee, which the candidate must pay at the time his or her
method of efficiency in manufacturing and service industries, many   application is submitted to BCPE.

Benchmarking sessions                   Limited seating
                                                                        Patient Handling
                                                                        The objective of this session is to discuss how manual handling
                                                                        of residents affects injury, fatigue, resident care, and turnover.
                                                                        Participants will share their experiences with issues such as
The conference program includes popular benchmarking sessions
                                                                        facility design; lift teams, post-offer screening, and equipment
as an integral part of the daily schedule. The goal of the net-
                                                                        (fast electric beds, mechanical lifting devices, etc.).
working/benchmarking sessions is to present a forum to bring
together colleagues from different industries to discuss ergonom-
ic problems and solutions. The sessions are designed to accom-
                                                                        Thursday, March 24 ✱ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
modate participants with all levels of experience. The success of
                                                                        Box lunch to be served in the room
the sessions, however, depends on the participation of the atten-
dees. Participants are encouraged to bring along case studies,
                                                                        Computer Workstations
pictures, and success stories. Computer projectors, overhead pro-
                                                                        The objective of this session is to discuss issues involving eval-
jectors and VCR will be available to participants.
                                                                        uation and control of computer-related musculoskeletal disorders
                                                                        and discomfort. Participants will share their experiences with
The following topics will be offered during each time slot:
                                                                        “ergonomically designed” computer equipment (such as flat
                                                                        screen vs. VDT monitors, split vs. traditional keyboards, input
Tuesday, March 22 ✱ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
                                                                        devices, chairs, etc.) and training (adjusting equipment, taking
Box lunch to be served in the room
                                                                        breaks, etc.).
Shift Work and Fatigue
                                                                        The Role of Ergonomics in Transitional Work Programs
The objective of this session is to discuss how shift work and
                                                                        This session is designed for anyone involved in administrating a
extended work hours affect worker fatigue, productivity and safe-
                                                                        transitional work, return to work, or restricted work program.
ty. Participants will share their experiences with issues such as the
                                                                        Participants will discuss the role of ergonomics in transitional
relationship between circadian rhythms, shift schedules, worker
                                                                        work programs, including how ergonomic design can aid in
performance, worker stress and coping mechanisms for workers.
                                                                        returning an injured worker to work quickly while minimizing the
                                                                        risk of re-injury. Attendees should bring examples of successful
Aging Workforce
                                                                        uses of ergonomics in transitional work, as well as difficult
The objective of this session is to discuss issues involving the
                                                                        issues that have been encountered.
aging workforce. Participants will share their experiences with
changes in types of injuries and recovery that occur with aging
                                                                        Sessions are limited to 25 people, and pre-registration is required.
workers and methods to keep the aging workforce performing at
optimum levels.

Using Business Metrics to Show Success with Ergonomics
The objective of this session is to discuss how to show the success
of your ergonomics process by using business measures. Partici-
pants should bring real-life examples they have used of productivi-
ty data, quality data, and cost-benefit measures to justify future
                                                                        HFES On-site
ergonomic initiatives and to show the successes of current projects.    Career Center
                                                                        The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society On-site Career Center
Wednesday, March 23 ✱ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm                               will be held at the 8th Applied Ergonomics Conference, next to
Box lunch to be served in the room                                      the exhibit hall. The hours of operation are:
                                                                        Tuesday, March 22 ................................ 11:15 am – 4:00 pm
Job Assessment and Documentation                                        Wednesday, March 23 ............................ 10:45 am – 3:30 pm
The objective of this session is to discuss the selection of job        Thursday, March 24................................ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
assessment tools, determining when biomechanical based tools
should be used versus physiological or psychophysical tools, how        Employers with an available position may reserve an interview
to interpret the data and the importance of documentation for use       booth with HFES for the On-site Career Center by contacting Carlos
for employers/employees, and potential worker’s compensation            de Falla at (310) 394-1811 or
claims. Participants should bring case studies to the session for
discussion.                                                             Registered conference attendees looking for a job or seeking a
                                                                        new career, and planning to be available for interviews during
Energy Expenditure and Workload Assessments                             the conference, can schedule formal or informal interviews with
The objectives of this session are to discuss the primary tools         employers before or during the conference.
used in physiological workload assessment, when the various
tools are appropriate and the meaning of the data relative to           The On-site Career Center will provide an outstanding opportu-
workplace modifications. Participants are encouraged to bring           nity for employers and job seekers to meet informally and in
case studies or problems in their workplaces for discussion.            prearranged interviews.

Plant tours                  Subject to change.
Attendance reserved for conference attendees only.

                                                                       Wednesday, March 23 ✱ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
                                                                       NGSS Avondale Shipyard

                                                                       NGSS’ Avondale Operations, located on the banks of the
                                                                       Mississippi River, has been in continuous operation since 1938
Monday, March 21 ✱ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
                                                                       and is Louisiana’s largest manufacturing employer with more
Industrial Safety and Rehabilitation Institute Tour
                                                                       than 6,000 employees. Tour participants will see how plate steel
                                                                       is turned into components ready for assembly into large ships.
Industrial Safety and Rehabilitation (ISR) Institute, is a private
                                                                       The tour will include the Structural Processing Center and the
ergonomics consulting, training, and physical therapy practice
                                                                       Factory Assembly Area and participants will see examples of
that has expanded into a network of clinics offering specialized
                                                                       automated, semi-automated and manual metal fabrication.
services to assist industries in preventing injuries and getting
                                                                       Ergonomics and Lean Six-Sigma projects will also be highlighted
injured employees back to work quickly and safely. ISR uses
                                                                       during the tour.
proprietary tools to conduct functional capacity evaluations, fit-
for-duty evaluations, ADA compliant new hire evaluations,
ergonomics consulting (field and office), employee ergonomics
training, ergonomics facilitator training, and clinical and behav-
ior-based ergonomics certification training. No photographs of
patients are permitted.

                                                                       Thursday, March 24 ✱ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
                                                                       Tulane University Human Performance Laboratory and Center for
                                                                       Minimally Invasive Surgery Simulation and Training Laboratory

                                                                       The Human Performance Laboratory at the Tulane Institute of
                                                                       Sports Medicine is equipped with state of the art electromyogra-
Tuesday, March 22 ✱ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
                                                                       phy, force and video analysis systems which are used to collect
NASA Michoud Assembly Facility
                                                                       data for the advancement of human performance, injury preven-
                                                                       tion and rehabilitation. Tour participants will be able to
The NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, home of the
                                                                       participate in hands-on demonstrations. The second half of the
Space Shuttle External Tank, is an 832-acre facility with over 2.5
                                                                       tour will include the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
million sq. ft. of manufacturing space and 800,000 sq. ft. of office
                                                                       Simulation and Training Laboratory, which are used to instruct
facilities, providing NASA with extensive world-class site/produc-
                                                                       laparoscopic surgical techniques to medical students and surgery
tion capabilities for manufacturing large aerospace structures.
                                                                       residents through the use of advanced simulators. ADA accessi-
Michoud has a long history, which prepared the facility for
                                                                       ble; no photography/recording of patients; turn off cell phones.
assembly of the 154’ long, 27.6’ diameter Space Shuttle External
Tank. The tank when empty, weighs 57,500 lbs., but when filled
                                                                       Tours such as these are a valuable part of the Applied Ergonomics
with propellants at the time of launch, weighs over 1.6m lbs. on
                                                                       Conference because they allow participants to get a view of the
the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center.
                                                                       ergonomics profession beyond the scope of your job duties and
                                                                       workplace and take away a few new ideas.
Proper attire is required; heels, open-ended shoes, short pants and
tank tops are not permitted. Sensible walking shoes are strongly
recommended. Cameras are not allowed, (including cell phone
cameras), recording devices, no firearms, alcohol or smoking in
the facility. To participate in the tour you must be a U.S. citizen,
or have received clearance in advance (90 days required to process
clearance from NASA).

                                              Session matrix
Monday, March 21
                                                                   Pre-Conference Workshops
8:00 am – 12:00 pm    Track 1: Human Factors      Track 2: Society for         Track 3: Fundamental         Track 4: Problem            Track 5: Advanced
                      & Ergonomics Society        Work Science Sponsored       Skills in Ergonomics         Solving                     Topics for Ergonomics
                      Sponsored Seminars          Seminars                     Ergonomics 101: The          Frugal Ergonomist;          Practitioners
                      Best Practices in Manual    Improving Productivity       Basics of Ergonomics         see page 13                 Advanced Office
                      Material Handling;          through Work Design and      and Ergonomics                                           Ergonomics; see page 13
                      see page 12                 Measurement; see page 12     Programs; see page 12
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm     Track 1: Human Factors      Track 2: Society for         Track 3: Fundamental         Track 4: Problem            Track 5: Advanced
                      & Ergonomics Society        Work Science Sponsored       Skills in Ergonomics         Solving                     Topics for Ergonomics
                      Sponsored Seminars          Seminars                     Common Tools for             Real Solutions/Real World   Practitioners
                      Managing Error in           An Introduction to Lean      Conducting Job Analysis;     Case Studies; see page 13   Managing Your
                      Industrial Settings:        Principles for Ergonomists   see page 13                                              Ergonomics Program for
                      Identifying Hazards and     and Engineers;                                                                        Results; see page 13
                      Developing Interventions;   see page 12
                      see page 12

Tuesday, March 22
                             Session Room 1                        Session Room 2                     Session Room 3                    Session Room 4
7:00 am – 8:00 am     Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:00 am                 SWS                           Manufacturing                    Engineering & Design                Ergonomic Programs
                      Work Measurement — Linking         Associate Driven Design to           Ergonomics on the Road;            Combating the Office MSD
                      Standard Data, Ergonomics and      Improve Build Productivity;          Margit Alderson, State Farm;       Epidemic: Implementing a
                      Lean Concepts; Richard Elliott,    Jayendran Sundararaman,              B,I,A                              Solution; Tina McHugh,
                      Boeing; B,I,A                      Dell Inc.; B,I,A                                                        The RETEC Group; B,I,A
                                                                                              Office of the Future; Jerome
                      An Introduction to the MOST        Practical Ergonomics in a            Congleton, Texas A & M             Implementing an Ergonomics
                      Work Measurement Technique;        Large Machining Environment;         University; B,I,A                  Program — A Shared
                      Doug Rabeneck, HB Maynard          Patrick Augustin, The Boeing                                            Responsibility; Kris Hager,
                      & Company, Inc.; B                 Co.; B                               Incorporating Safety and           Evans Inc.; B,I,A
                                                                                              Ergonomics into Selecting
                      Using Time Studies for             Ergonomic Implications of            Personal or Fleet Vehicles;        The Ergo E-Report and E-Catalog
                      Ergonomics; Jose Alvarez,          Modular Assembly; Monica             Michael Ha, Johnson &              Connection: New and Improved
                      Sandalwood; B,I,A                  Haumann, Ford Motor Co.; I           Johnson; B                         Process; Neeltje Mack,
                                                                                                                                 Northrup Grunman Space
                                                                                                                                 Technology; B
10:15 am – 11:15 am   Keynote Presentation
11:15 am – 2:15 pm    Exhibits and Ergo Cup Competition
11:15 am – 4:00 pm    HFES Career Center
11:30 am – 1:00 pm    Lunch — Exhibit Hall
11:30 am – 1:00 pm       Benchmarking sessions              Benchmarking sessions                Benchmarking sessions
                      Shift Work and Fatigue             Aging Workforce                      Using Business Metrics to Show
                                                                                              Success with Ergonomics
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm                   SWS                           Manufacturing                   Engineering & Design                Ergonomic Programs
                      Does Software have an Impact       Usability of Washington              Design for Human Factors           Integrating Ergonomics
                      on Productivity and Comfort?       Ergonomics Assessment for            Index; Robert von Stralendorff,    into Business Practices
                      Michael Johnson, USAA; I           Industrial Lifting Jobs;             Pratt & Whitney; B,I,A             (Considerations for a Maturing
                                                         Tinghao Wu, Mississippi State                                           Program); Jeff Buresh,
                      A Method to Set Equitable          University; B                        Integrating Ergonomic Risk         Hewlett Packard; B
                      Wages for Disabled Employees;                                           Assessment and Reduction into
                      Neal Schmeidler, OMNI              Carrying Loads: Methods and          Design; Wayne Maynard,             How to Control an Ergonomics
                      Engineering & Technology;          Issues; Paul Adams, EnSafe,          Liberty Mutual; B                  Program through Six-Sigma
                      B,I,A                              Inc.; B,I,A                                                             Methodology; Ana Ferreras,
                                                                                              Objective Measurement              Lennox International; I
                      MODAPTS Workability Tests;         A Proposed Method for                Techniques for Product Testing
                      Jim Stewart, Northern Illinois     Assessing Multi-Lift Tasks;          & Validation; Chandra Nair,        Moving into the New
                      University; I                      Barbara Faville, Clayton Group       Environmental Resources            Millennium: Automating Your
                                                         Services; I                          Management; I                      Ergonomics Program; Charissa
                                                                                                                                 Shaw, Raytheon; I
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm     Break
                                                        Basic: B      Intermediate: I     Advanced: A
Tuesday, March 22        continued
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm            Master Track SWS                       Office                     Engineering & Design              Ergonomic Programs
                      Application of Work               Recent Developments in Office      Use of Objective, Measurement    Space Exploration: Keeping
                      Measurement Techniques            Ergonomics Standards; Tom          Based Criteria to Formulate      Shuttle Workers Healthy at
                      to the Service Sector and         Albin, Auburn Engineers; B,I,A     Effective Ergonomics             KSC; Esau Perez, United Space
                      Non-Traditional Manufacturing                                        Strategies; Kevin Costello,      Alliance; B,I,A
                      Environments; Carter Kerk,        Effects of Stretching and Micro    United States Ergonomics;
                      South Dakota School of Mines      Breaks on Musculo-skeletal         B,I,A                            John Deere Greenville
                      & Technology; Doug Rabeneck,      Health; Sherrill Tooley,                                            Accelerates Ergonomic
                      H.B. Maynard and Co., Inc.;       The Boeing Company; B,I,A          Selecting Anthropometric Test    Improvement; Bobby Jones,
                      Jerry Davis, Ph.D., CPE, CSP,                                        Subjects for Product and         John Deere Power Products;
                      Auburn University; A              Visual Ergonomics in the           Workplace Design; Bruce          B,I,A
                                                        Workplace; Jeffrey Anshel,         Bradtmiller, Anthrotech; I
                                                        Corporate Vision Consulting;                                        The Ergonomics of Patient
                                                        B,I,A                              UIVerify — A Web-based Tool      Handling; Kent Wilson,
                                                                                           for Verification and Automatic   Hill-Rom Company; I
                                                                                           Generation of Us; Asaf Degani,
                                                                                           NASA Ames Research Center;
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm     Exhibitor Reception

Wednesday, March 23
                             Session Room 1                       Session Room 2                  Session Room 3                   Session Room 4
7:00 am – 8:00 am     Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am                 Potpourri                    Manufacturing                           Office                    Ergonomic Programs
                      Addressing Accessibility for      Ergonomics in Lean                 Computer Based Ergonomics        Ergonomic Job Assessments:
                      Employees with Disabilities       Manufacturing — A Perfect          Self Assessment of 11,000        Where Do I Start?; Karin
                      During Ergonomic Assessments;     Combination; Mike Kinsella,        Workers; Graciela Perez, Los     Barsness, 3M Company; I
                      Heather Bunn, University          Deluxe Corporation; I              Alamos National Lab; B,I,A
                      of Illinois at Chicago; B,I,A                                                                         One Potato, Two Potato:
                                                        Getting on the Ergonomic Path:     Call Centers: Looking Beyond     Ergonomic Metrics Are Not
                      Ergonomics and the Aging          Goals and Baseline                 Traditional Risk Factor          Child’s Play; Nancy Larson,
                      Workforce; Sharon Joines,         Assessments; Patricia Woods,       Mitigation; Joe Balderrama,      3M Company; I
                      Ergonomics Center of NC; I        Advanced Distributor Parts; B      Johnson & Johnson; B,I,A
                                                                                                                            Physical Capacity Testing —
                      Size Matters…Shaping the          Application of Six Sigma           Office Ergonomics: Best          Finding “Best Fit” Jobs;
                      Future of Ergonomics; Drew        Problem Solving Tools to           Practices and Results; Mike      Jack Kester, Marsh Inc.; I
                      Bossen, Atlas Ergonomics; I       Ergonomics; Rana Balci,            Lampl, OH Bureau of Workers
                                                        Delphi; I                          Compensation; B,I,A
9:45 am – 10:45 am    Keynote Presentation
10:45 am – 1:45 pm    Exhibits and Ergo Cup Competition
10:45 am – 3:30 pm    HFES Career Center
11:00 am – 12:30 pm      Benchmarking sessions             Benchmarking sessions              Benchmarking sessions
                      Job Assessment and                Energy Expenditure and             Patient Handling
                      Documentation                     Workload Assessments
11:30 am – 1:00 pm    Lunch — Exhibit Hall
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm                Potpourri                      Manufacturing                  Engineering & Design              Ergonomic Programs
                      Ergonomics Return on              An Ergonomic Guide to Manual       Human Motion Simulation for      Marketing Ergonomics in Your
                      Investment, Calculating Dollar    Material Handling; Kristy          Vehicle and Workspace Design;    Neighborhood: Part I; Miriam
                      Savings From Your Projects;       Schultz, CalOSHA Consultation      Don Chaffin, University of       Joffe, Auburn Engineers;
                      Don Robinson, Gold Kist, Inc.;    Service, Research & Education      Michigan; B,I,A                  Ralph Anderson, ProActive
                      B,I,A                             Unit; B,I,A                                                         Ergonomics; Bruce Coulter, WA
                                                                                           Ergonomics Application of        State DOL; B,I,A
                      The Frugal Ergonomic Engineer     Predicting the Productivity        Mechanical Motion Capture in
                      Part V; Len Walsh, Pratt &        Impact from Ergonomic              Real Industrial Environments;    Marketing Ergonomics in Your
                      Whitney; B,I,A                    Improvements; Dennis               Tinghao Wu, Center of            Neighborhood: Part II; Miriam
                                                        Mitchell, ErgExperts; I            Advanced Vehicle System,         Joffe, Auburn Engineers;
                      Train Smarter, Not Harder!                                           Mississippi State; I             Ralph Anderson, ProActive
                      Julia Greenwald, Sandalwood; B    Incorporating Ergonomics into                                       Ergonomics; Bruce Coulter, WA
                                                        Manufacturing Maintenance          Use of Motion Capture            State DOL; B,I,A
                                                        Programs; Kevin Vidmar,            Technology for Ergonomic
                                                        Cookson Group; B,I,A               Assessment; Allison Stephens,    Using Cross-Functional Teams
                                                                                           Ford Motor Company; I            to Implement Effective
                                                                                                                            Ergonomics Programs;
                                                                                                                            Fred Norton, Liberty Mutual
                                                                                                                            Insurance; B

                                                       Basic: B      Intermediate: I      Advanced: A
Wednesday, March 23           continued
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm     Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm                Potpourri                       NIOSH — Part 1                 Engineering & Design              Ergonomic Programs
                      Delivery Tasks: You have the         Ergonomic Intervention in        Human Factor Engineering and     Preventing Recordable Injuries
                      Power; Brett Besser, US DOL;         a Washington State Sawmill;      Project 54; William Lenharth,    by Establishing an Injury
                      B,I,A                                Stephen Bao, WA State DOL; I     University of New Hampshire; B   Prevention Program; Petti
                                                                                                                             Redding, The Redding Group;
                      Slips and Falls: Ergonomic           The Effect of Ergonomic          Unmanned Vehicles Aren't         B,I,A
                      Applications for Prevention          Interventions in Healthcare      Really Unmanned: Global Hawk
                      and Control; Wayne Maynard,          Facilities; William Marras,      Case Study; Mary G. Payton,      Ergonomic Programs Can Drive
                      Liberty Mutual Research              Ohio State University; I         USAF; B                          Worker Comp Cases Down!;
                      Institute for Safety; I                                                                                Frankie Wallace, Goodrich; B
                                                           Interventions in Agriculture;    Musculoskeletal Symptoms
                      Driving Distraction: In-Vehicle      Ira Janowitz, University         Related to Use of Traditional    Ergonomic Cost Justification—
                      Passenger Conversations vs.          of CA/Berkley Ergonomics         and Alternative Pipettes;        Facts and Fiction; Kevin
                      Cellular Telephone                   Program; I                       Tamara James, Duke University    Vidmar, Cookson Group; B,I,A
                      Conversations; Razia Nayeem,                                          and Health System; I
                      University of Central Florida; B

Thursday, March 24
                             Session Room 1                         Session Room 2                 Session Room 3                   Session Room 4
7:00 am – 8:00 am     Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am               Potpourri                        MASTER TRACK                      MASTER TRACK                     NIOSH — Part 2
                      Updating ASTM 1166: Stairs,             Lean Manufacturing                 Revisiting Training         Evaluation of Effectiveness
                      Ladders and Ramps; Marc             Moderator: Jeff Buresh,           Moderator: Cindy Burt, UCLA      of Ergonomic Pipettes;
                      Wilson, AMES Consulting, Inc.;      Hewlett-Packard                                                    Ming Lun Lu, NIOSH
                      B,I,A                                                                 Presenters: Rani Leuder,
                                                          Presenters: Keith White,          Humanics ErgoSystems, Inc.;      Comparison of Three
                      Applying Ergonomics in the          Lennox International; Jennifer    Graciela Perez, Los Alamos       Techniques for Tying Rebar
                      Trenches — What Works and           Karlin, South Dakota School of    National Laboratory; Valerie     for Freeway Bridge Decks;
                      What Doesn’t; Marianne Dodd,        Mines and Technology              Rice, U.S. Army Research Labs;   Jim Albers, NIOSH
                      University of Michigan; B,I,A                                         Cindy Burt, UCLA
                                                                                                                             Cost/Benefit Analyses’ Role
                      Addressing Ergonomics Through                                                                          in Ergonomic Implementation;
                      OSHA’s Compliance Assistance                                                                           Richard Marklin, Marquette
                      and Cooperative Programs;                                                                              University; Patricia Seeley,
                      Paula White, US DOL-OSHA; B                                                                            We Energies
9:45 am – 10:45 am    Ergo Awards and Keynote Presentation
11:00 am – 1:00 pm    Exhibits Hall and Ergo Cup Winners
11:00 am – 1:00 pm    HFES Career Center
11:00 am – 12:30 pm      Benchmarking sessions               Benchmarking sessions
                      Computer Workstations               The Role of Ergonomics in
                                                          Transitional Work Programs
11:30 am – 12:30 pm   Lunch — Exhibit Hall
                                                                    Post-Conference Workshops
1:15 pm – 5:15 pm     NIOSH Sponsored: Measuring          Discussion on OSHA’s              Preparing for the Certified
                      the Effectiveness of Ergonomic      Ergonomics Guidelines;            Professional Ergonomist Exam;
                      Interventions; see page 13          see page 13                       see page 13
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm     Break
                                                         Basic: B      Intermediate: I     Advanced: A


     “There were many ‘hands on’ type applications to try within our own companies.
                 It was great sharing tools, charts, and ideas.”

Pre- and post-conference workshops
Monday, March 21 & Thursday, March 24           Monday, March 21
Comprehensive pre- and post-conference
workshops extend your learning opportuni-       8:00 am – 12:00 pm                                    Instructors: Doug Rabeneck, Senior Manager,
                                                Track 1: Human Factors & Ergonomics Society           H.B. Maynard & Company; Dr. Jerry Davis,
ties. Sign up for a workshop and get an in-
                                                Sponsored Seminars                                    Assistant Professor Industrial Engineering,
depth look at a specialized area of applied                                                           Auburn University
ergonomics. Whether you’re new to ergonom-      Best Practices in Manual Material Handling            Level: All
ics or a seasoned professional, you are guar-
anteed to get real-world information you can    Lead Facilitator: Tom Albin, CPE, Master              Two important tools Industrial Engineers utilize
apply immediately. Workshops are open only      Ergonomist, Auburn Engineers                          to generate improvement are Work Design and
to conference attendees and are subject to      Level: All                                            Work Measurement. The first identifies and
                                                                                                      removes non-value added content from work. The
                                                Manual materials handling is a primary concern        second measures work content to define perform-
                                                for applied ergonomics practitioners. This session    ance expectations. In this workshop, participants
                                                will present the current state of the art with        will learn both a structured methodology for eval-
NEW                                             regard to assessing risk of injuries associated       uating and improving work methods, as well as
HFES and SWS, co-sponsors of Applied            with lifting, carrying and pushing or pulling         how work content can easily be measured. For
Ergonomics Conference, will present a           loads in the workplace and in using the assess-       Ergonomists, this course offers a unique opportu-
full day of informative and interactive         ment to generate solutions. It will also provide      nity to understand drivers for process changes
                                                guidance as to when techniques might or should        and broaden professional skills.
pre-conference workshops on Monday,
                                                be employed. Finally it will briefly interpret
March 21.                                       current research as it relates to assessing and
                                                controlling risk in Manual Material Handling.         1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

                                                                                                      An Introduction to Lean Principles for
                                                1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                                     Ergonomists and Engineers

                                                Managing Error in Industrial Settings:                Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Karlin, Assistant
                                                Identifying Hazards and Developing                    Professor, Industrial Engineering Program,
                                                Interventions                                         South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
                                                                                                      Level: All
                                                Facilitators: Douglas A. Wiegmann, Ph.D.,
                                                Assistant Professor of Aviation Human Factors,        Practicing ergonomists in many companies could
                                                University of Illinois; Scott Shappell, Ph.D.,        benefit greatly by implementing the concepts of
                                                Manager, Human Factors Research Branch,               lean manufacturing. This workshop offers an
                                                Federal Aviation Administration/Civil                 introduction to the entire system commonly
                                                Aeromedical Institute                                 called lean manufacturing. Understood as a sys-
                                                Level: Beginner/Novice                                tem rather than individual tools and techniques,
                                                                                                      the participants will see that lean can be used in
                                                Learn a new way of looking at unsafe behaviors        manufacturing, service, and administrative func-
                                                and accident causation from two renowned acci-        tions to increase process effectiveness. This
                                                dent investigators. Human error is implicated in      workshop will emphasize hands-on application
                                                nearly all-occupational accidents. This workshop      of commonly used lean tools and techniques.
                                                provides a description and demonstration of the       Participants will learn skills they can take home
                                                Human Factors Analysis and Classification System      and start using immediately, and how lean con-
                                                (HFACS) widely used in aviation to conduct acci-      cepts can enhance their ergonomics programs.
                                                dent investigations, but also applicable in indus-
                                                trial settings. Safety professionals will find this                          ✱
                                                course invaluable in understanding human error
                                                and will acquire the basic skills needed to conduct   8:00 am – 12:00 pm
                                                a human error analysis of accidents regardless of     Track 3: Fundamental Skills in Ergonomics
                                                modality or setting. A similar workshop conduct-
                                                ed at the 2001 conference received some of the        Ergonomics 101: The Basics of            FREE
                                                highest audience approval ratings of any seminar      Ergonomics and Ergonomics Programs
                                                given at an Applied Ergonomics Conference.
                                                                                                      Instructor: Kim Monroe, Ph.D., CPE, President,
                                                                        ✱                             KM Ergonomics, LLC
                                                                                                      Level: Beginner/Novice
                                                8:00 am – 12:00 pm
                                                Track 2: Society for Work Science Sponsored           This seminar continues an Applied Ergonomics
                                                Seminars                                              Conference tradition of offering conference reg-
                                                                                                      istrants a FREE, high quality seminar intended to
                                                Improving Productivity through Work Design            help those who are new to the field of ergonom-
                                                and Measurement                                       ics, or who have ergonomics as a secondary
                                                                                                           Thursday, March 24
responsibility. Ergonomics 101 will provide an        Do you have a tough ergonomics problem that          1:15 pm – 5:15 pm
introduction to ergonomic program development         you have not been able to solve? Bring your
and implementation. This course will review the       problem (photos, video, actual tool/ workstation)    NIOSH Sponsored: Measuring the
elements of an effective ergonomic process            to this hands-on workshop, and present it to         Effectiveness of Ergonomic Interventions
including medical management, risk factor iden-       workshop leaders for effective solution develop-     Moderator: Tom Waters, NIOSH
tification, and solution identification and valida-   ment. Discover proven methodologies, applica-        Level: Intermediate/Advanced
tion. Common roadblocks encountered will also         tions and ways to think “outside the box.” This
be discussed.                                         popular workshop provides attendees with an          The National Institute for Occupational Safety
                                                      opportunity to exercise creative thinking to solve   and Health (NIOSH) and the NIOSH NORA
                                                      real-world problems in real time, and receive low-   Musculoskeletal Disorders Team, co-sponsors of
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                                     cost assistance. “This session more than paid for    the 8th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference,
                                                      my entire conference.”                               will present a research workshop on methods for
Common Tools for Conducting Job Analysis                                                                   evaluating the effectiveness of ergonomic inter-
                                                                             ✱                             ventions at their workplaces. A panel of experts
Instructor: Paul Adams, Ph.D., PE, CSP, CPE                                                                will provide information on how to design,
Level: Beginner/Novice                                8:00 am – 12:00 pm                                   implant, evaluate and document ergonomic
                                                      Track 5: Advanced Topics for Ergonomics              interventions. Attendees of the workshop will be
Many beginning ergonomists have difficulty            Practitioners                                        invited to participate in a follow-on research
understanding and selecting appropriate job                                                                project in which they implement an ergonomic
analysis tools. This hands-on workshop will intro-    Advanced Office Ergonomics                           intervention at their own workplaces. It is also
duce attendees to a variety of the most common                                                             anticipated that the results of the studies will be
job analysis tools, including the Revised NIOSH       Instructor: Michelle Robertson                       published in a special NIOSH publication.
Lifting Equation, Liberty Mutual Manual Material      Level: Advanced
Handling Tables, ACGIH-TLV’s, Hand Activity Level
(HAL), Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA), the       Looking for something beyond basic office work-      1:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Strain Index, and Rapid Upper Limb Assessment         station adjustment? At your request, the Applied
(RULA). Benefits, applications, and limitations of    Ergonomics Conference is pleased to offer a sem-     Discussion on OSHA’s Ergonomics Guidelines
the various tools will be presented in a manner       inar for those practitioners who struggle with       Instructors: Michael Seymour, OSHA;
that enables plant teams to quickly select and        more advanced aspects of office ergonomics. Led      Gary Orr, Ergotonic                  FREE
use appropriate job analysis tools.                   by a panel of expert practitioners who have been     Level: All
                                                      there and done it, this seminar will address such
                        ✱                             topics as setting up and managing office             Expert facilitators with intimate knowledge of
                                                      ergonomics programs in large corporations,           OSHA processes will present an overview of the
8:00 am – 12:00 pm                                    accommodating workers with disabilities and          process leading to publication of OSHA
Track 4: Problem Solving                              special needs through workstation design, and        Guidelines, beginning with how specific indus-
                                                      call center ergonomics.                              tries are selected and ending with publication of
Frugal Ergonomist                                                                                          a final Guideline. Lessons learned will be shared,
                                                                                                           along with information on specific draft and
Instructor: Len Walsh, CPE, United                    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                                    final guidelines. Following the initial presenta-
Technologies, Carrier Corporation                                                                          tion, attendees will have the opportunity to join
Level: All                                            Managing Your Ergonomics Program for Results         with colleagues in their industry in breakout ses-
                                                                                                           sions to discuss current and draft guidelines,
For several years Mr. Walsh has been sharing his      Instructors: Nancy Larson, CPE, Manager of           including Shipbuilding, Poultry Processing,
bag of low-cost tricks for solving serious ergonom-   Ergonomics, 3M; Monica Matlis, CPE, Worldwide        Retail Grocery Stores, and Nursing Homes.
ic problems. For the first time, the Applied          Manager of Ergonomics, Johnson & Johnson;
Ergonomics Conference is pleased to offer a full      David Alexander, CPE, President, Auburn
half-day seminar of simple, creative and effective    Engineers                                            1:15 pm – 5:15 pm
solutions for everyday problems from the ever-        Level: Intermediate/Advanced
popular “Frugal Ergonomist”. Come see how one of                                                           Preparing for the Certified Professional
the country’s most creative and entertaining          After acquainting the audience with the basic        Ergonomist Exam
ergonomists has solved numerous problems using        elements of successful ergonomic processes, the      Instructor: Hal Hendrick, Hendrick & Associates
common household objects with virtually no cost.      panel of ergonomic program experts will demon-       Level: Intermediate/Advanced
                                                      strate program metrics and audit systems. There
                                                      will be discussion on how to establish, operate      This workshop will cover:
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                                     and maintain a successful ergonomics program at      ✱ How the CPE exam is structured and formatted

                                                      both the site and corporate levels. Panelists will   ✱ Reference materials to use in studying

Real Solutions/Real World Case Studies                share from their experiences, using actual results   ✱ Suggestions for preparations

                                                      to illustrate how they have achieved program         ✱ General exam content.

Instructor: Ian Chong, CPE, President,                success.
IntelliLabs, LLC
Level: Intermediate/Advanced


                                   Exhibit hours                                         Career Center hours
                                 Tuesday, March 22                                        Tuesday, March 22
                                11:15 am – 2:15 pm                                       11:15 am – 4:00 pm                              ATTENDEE PROFILE
                                 Tuesday, March 22                                       Wednesday, March 23                             Ergonomists
                                 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm                                       10:45 am – 3:30 pm                              Ergonomics Committees and Teams
                                                                                                                                         Occupational Health Professionals
                                     Reception                                                                                           Environmental Medicine
                                                                                          Thursday, March 24
                                Wednesday, March 23                                      11:00 am – 1:00 pm                              Industrial Hygiene Professionals
                                10:45 am – 1:45 pm                                                                                       Health and Hygiene Professionals
                                                                                                                                         Physical Therapists
                                 Thursday, March 24                                                                                      Occupational Therapists
                                11:00 am – 1:00 pm                                                                                       Safety/Health Directors
                                                                                                                                         Safety Management Professionals
                                                                                                                                         Risk Managers
                                                                         ✱                                                               Industrial Engineers
                                                                                                                                         Engineers (Manufacturing, Product
                                      “Good variety offered —                                                                              and Design, Safety)
                            sessions, networking, Ergo Cup, vendors, etc.”

                                               Ergo Cup Competition

                    405               407            411         413          415         417          419        421        423         All booths are 10' x 10' unless otherwise
                                                                                                                                         specified. Shaded booths are available.
                 GBP               Idea@Work        Johnson     Biopac        Auburn                    Atlas     Sandal-    Neutral
              Ergonomics                          Technologies Systems       Engineers               Ergonomics    wood      Posture
                           20’                       Corp.                                                                               Exhibitors as of October 2004
                          304               308       310        312           314        316          318        320         322
                     ErgoGenesis       International Back-A-Line Advanced      Loza Work Smart                              ErgoWeb                                        329
                                         Products               Innovations Enterprises    with                               Inc.
              20’                          Corp.                                        Ergonomics                                                                       Humantech

                                305         307      309         311           313        315          317         319       321         323         325
                            ErgotecH Ergonomics University     Magnitude      Hoggan Motion Lab Cardinus                                Beagle I     Ergo
                               Inc.   Center of     of                         Health   Systems                                           Inc.     Solutions
                                        N.C.    Michigan                     Industries   Inc.
                          202               206      208         210          212         214          216        218        220               222
                     AliMed Inc.         NexGen      Quest     ErgExperts   Ergo                                               AFC        Ergomat USA Inc.
                                       Ergonomics Technologies            Solutions                                         Industries                                     228
              20’                          Inc.                           Magazine                                             Inc.    20’                                 Details

          201                   205         207      209         211          213         215          217        219        221         223         225                 20’
       Humanscale            Workrite Workpace                  Remedy                                                                              Fox Bay
                           Ergonomics (Niche                   Interactive                                                                         Industries
20’                                   Software)
          100                                                                                                                                        124
      Motion Analysis                                    Ergo Cup Competition                                                                      Working
                                                                                                                                                   Concepts                128

                                                       HFES Career Center: 10 companies                                                                                  20’

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Poydras at Loyola Avenue                            provider for Applied Ergonomics Conference.       for details.
New Orleans, LA 70113-1805                          To reserve a car, contact the Meeting
Telephone: (504) 561-1234                           Reservation Desk at (800) 331-1600 and            Bonus:
Reservations: (504) 561-1234 or                     mention the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD)         Registration includes free membership
(800) 233-1234                                      number J096443 or visit their Web site            Your Applied Ergonomics Conference
Reservation Link: https://resweb.passkey.           at You must use this AWD            Registration includes membership in the
com/             number to receive your discounted rate.           Applied Ergonomics Virtual Community.
ID=15905                                                                                              This year-round extension of the conference
                                                    Taxi service from the airport to the hotel is     is your online resource for ergonomics
Room rates: $144 single/double plus 13% tax         approximately $28 for two people. Airport         information. From online case studies and
and $3 occupancy tax (taxes subject to              Shuttle, Inc., conveniently located in the        links to ergonomics-related Web sites to a
change). Ask for a room out of the Applied          baggage claim area at the airport, offers         members-only listserve, this online commu-
Ergonomics Conference room block to get this        shuttle service to and from the Hyatt Regency.    nity gives you the tools you need to grow
special room rate. Room block cutoff: February      Round-trip fare is $26 per person; one way is     in your career.
27, 2005                                            $13 per person. You can make shuttle reserva-
                                                    tions by visiting the Airport Shuttle, Inc. at    Cancellations and Substitutions
Note: you can take advantage of a $100     or call toll     A refund minus a $50 processing fee is
savings off your registration fees by               free (866) 596-2699 or (504) 522-3500.            available if IIE is notified in writing on
staying at the host hotel, the Hyatt                Tickets can also be purchased at the              or before February 16, 2005. Registrations
Regency Superdome. You must provide a               concierge’s desk at the Hyatt Regency.            cancelled between February 17 and February
hotel confirmation number on the regis-                                                               28 are subject to a $100 processing fee.
tration form to qualify and you will be             If you find yourself in an emergency situation,   Registrants who fail to cancel prior to March
asked to show your hotel room key once              always call 911. For a police non-emergency in    1, 2005, are liable for the entire conference
you arrive onsite at the registration desk.         New Orleans, dial (504) 821-2222.                 fee. Substitutions, from the same company
                                                                                                      only, may be made at any time and must
The Hyatt will offer a limited number of            Fees                                              be submitted in writing. The appropriate
rooms at the prevailing government per              The Applied Ergonomics Conference fees            member/nonmember rate will apply for
diem rates.                                         include all concurrent education sessions,        substitutions.
                                                    exhibitor reception, continental breakfasts,
The Hyatt Regency, connected to Louisiana           lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,        Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Superdome, is located in the heart of down-         and one copy of the conference proceedings.       IIE will award continuing education units
town, 12 miles from Louis Armstrong New             Conference fees are due in full at the time       (CEUs) to participants who attend the
Orleans International Airport.                      your completed registration form is submitted     educational conference and complete
                                                    to IIE. Registrations are not considered          a program evaluation. The Institute of
The hotel’s recreational facilities include         complete until payment is received.               Industrial Engineers is a certified provider
a heated outdoor lap pool, whirlpool, sun                                                             of continuing education programs by the
deck, and health club. The concierge can            Fees are payable in U.S. currency only.           International Association for Continuing
arrange golf tee times at nearby country            You may pay by check, money order, Visa,          Education and Training (IACET).
clubs. The hotel also offers complimentary          MasterCard, or American Express. You must
shuttle service to the French Quarter and           submit a completed registration form and          ABIH Certification Points
Mississippi Riverfront.                             payment no later than 5:00 pm EST, February       We have applied for certification points and
                                                    16, 2005, to receive the early deadline           they will be listed in the final conference
New Orleans                                         registration rate. IIE will accept registration   brochure, along with the verification number.
New Orleans offers its guests a warm sunny          in-house until 5:00 pm, Monday, March 14,
climate for family attractions, fine restaurants,   2005. After that date, all registrations will     Special Needs
star entertainment and music venues. The air        be processed on-site.                             If you have special needs or a disability
is filled with notes of brass bands leading a                                                         and require special services check the appro-
long history of jazz, rhythm and blues, rock        Team Discounts                                    priate box on the order form. Please attach
and roll, gospel, soul, and ragtime through         Bring your team to the Applied Ergonomics         a separate list of your needs with your
the street from the famous French Quarter           Conference! IIE offers a discount of $50 off      registration form, or you may inform the
with intricate iron balconies to the vibrant        each registration for two to four people and      Meeting Manager of your needs prior to
local historical neighborhoods with lush            $100 off each registration for five or more.      the conference.
flowerbeds. “Laissez les bon temps rouler,”         Registrations must be received together,
or let the good time roll, is the New Orleans       and team members must be from the same            Questions
battle cry that echoes through the streets and      company and same company location. No             Call (800) 494-0460 or (770) 449-0460 or
travels upriver. Do you have questions about        additional discounts apply with the team          e-mail

                                                    AEC REGISTRATION FORM 2005
    CONFERENCE REGISTRATION March 21-24, 2005                                                                          BENCHMARKING CONCURRENT SESSIONS FREE
                                             by                   by                 after                  after      Sessions limited to 25 people, and pre-registration is required.
    Check appropriate boxes               2/16/05              2/16/05             2/16/05                2/16/05
                                                                                                                       March 22, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    ■ Full Conference                      $525                 $625                $695                   $795        ■ Shift Work and Fatigue
    ■ Student Rate*                        $195                 $195                $275                   $275        ■ Aging Workforce
    ■ Team Discount**                  $________            $________            $________               $________     ■ Using Business Metrics to Show Success with Ergonomics

    ■ Co-sponsor                           $495                 $595                $665                   $765        March 23, 11:00am – 12:30pm
                                                                                                                       ■ Job Assessment and Documentation
    Purple/bold columns: Prices are effective only if staying at the Hyatt Regency–Superdome
                                                                                                                       ■ Energy Expenditure and Workload Assessments
    Hotel. Hotel confirmation # __________________________________________________
    * Must be a full-time student. Please provide a Student Verification Form or a copy of a current transcript as
                                                                                                                       ■ Patient Handling
      proof of fulltime student status. A copy of your student ID will not be accepted.
    ** Bring a team and save up to $100 off each registration. Team discounts apply to Full Conference registrations
                                                                                                                       March 24, 11:00am – 12:30pm
       only. See page 15 for details.                                                                                  ■ Computer Workstations
                                                                                                                       ■ The Role of Ergonomics in Transitional Work Programs
    All co-sponsor members are eligible for one discount — the best rate of $495 prior to                              PLEASE COMPLETE
    2/16/05 if staying at the host hotel or $665 after 2/16/05 if staying at the host hotel.
    Please indicate which organizations you belong to by checking the appropriate box:                                  ■ Mr.        ■ Mrs.   ■ Ms.
    ■   ACE                     ■    BCSP                    ■ NIOSH/NORA                 ■ University of              Name ______________________________________________________________________________
    ■   ASSE                    ■    HFES                    ■ SWS                          Michigan Faculty                             Last (Surname)                  First                          MI
    ■   AIHA                    ■    IIE                     ■ The Ergonomics             ■ Auburn University          Preferred Badge Name__________________________________________________________________
    ■   AAOHN                   ■    E.A.S.E. Council          Center of North              Faculty
    ■   APTA                    ■    Oxford Research           Carolina                   ■ Ohio State                 Title ________________________________________________________________________________
                                     Institute                                              University Faculty
                                                                                                                       Company ____________________________________________________________________________

    WORKSHOP REGISTRATION                            Prices listed are in addition to the conference                   Address _____________________________________________________________________________
    registration fee. Workshops are only open to individuals attending the conference.
                                                                                   Workshop     Onsite
                                                                                                                       City ________________________________________________________________________________
    Pre-conference Workshops: March 21                                               Fee         Rate        TOTAL
    ■ The Basics of Ergonomics and Ergonomics Programs                              FREE        FREE        ______     State/Prov.    ____________________________ ZIP/Postal code ______________________________
    ■ Best Practices in Manual Material Handling                                    $175        $225        ______
                                                                                                                       Country _____________________________________________________________________________
    ■ Managing Error in Industrial Settings:
       Identifying Hazards and Developing Interventions                             $175        $225        ______     Please check one:  ■ Company address   ■ Home address

    ■ Improving Productivity through Work Design
       and Measurement                                                              $175        $225        ______     E-mail ______________________________________________________________________________

    ■ An Introduction                                                                                                  Phone __________________________________ Fax ________________________________________
       to Lean Principles for Ergonomists and Engineers                             $175        $225        ______
    ■ Common Tools for Conducting Job Analysis                                      $175        $225        ______     ■ I require special services. (See page 15 for details regarding Special Needs.)
    ■ Frugal Ergonomist                                                             $175        $225        ______
    ■ Real Solutions/Real World Case Studies                                        $175        $225        ______
    ■ Advanced Office Ergonomics                                                    $175        $225        ______
    ■ Managing Your Ergonomics Program for Results                                  $175        $225        ______        Grand total .......................... $_______________
    Post-conference Workshops: March 24
    ■ NIOSH Sponsored:
       Measuring the Effectiveness of Ergonomic Interventions                       FREE        FREE        ______     METHOD OF PAYMENT Required at time of registration in U.S. dollars
    ■ Discussion on OSHA’s Ergonomics Guidelines                                    FREE        FREE        ______
    ■ Preparing for the Certified Professional Ergonomist Exam                      $175        $225        ______     ■ By Check — Make all checks payable to IIE.
                                                                                                                          A check for $____________________ is enclosed. Check #________________

    PLANT TOURS                                                                                                        ■ By Credit Card — Please charge $____________________ to my:
    ■   Industrial Safety and Rehabilitation Institute Tour; March 21, 1:30 – 4:30pm ....$35
                                                                                                                           ■ MasterCard         ■ Visa       ■ AmEx
    ■   NASA Michoud Assembly Facility; March 22, 1:30 – 4:30pm .............................$35
    ■   NGSS Avondale Shipyard; March 23, 1:30 – 4:30pm ........................................$35                    Credit card number ____________________________________________________________________
    ■   Tulane Tour; March 24, 1:00 – 4:30pm .........................................................$35
                                                                                                                       Exp. date ____________________________________________________________________________
    You must supply the following information if you are signing up for a plant tour:
                                                                                                                       Authorized signature __________________________________________________________________
    Social Security number ________________________________________________________________
    Country of citizenship__________________________________________________________________                           Name of cardholder____________________________________________________________________

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