From The Ergoweb® Learning Center

Live From New York…

The 4th Annual Eastern Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (EECE) is underway in bustling Times Square.

This year’s EECE kicked off Tuesday with a variety of workshops including one from this week’s featured Ergonomics Report contributor, Alex Kerin, Ph.D. (see “Is Overtime Killing your Ergonomic Efforts?”). The EECE expo began this morning, immediately following a keynote address from Stover Snook, Ph.D., CPE. Snook, an Ergoweb Media Group Advisior and Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, delivered an insightful presentation, “Increasing Productivity, Improving Safety, and Lowering Costs: The Role of Ergonomics in Reducing Low Back Pain and Disability.”

Walter Charnizon, President of Continental Exhibitions, says he is pleased with the attendance thus far at this year’s EECE, adding,”The growing audience reflects an increased awareness of the significant contribution ergonomics makes to corporate profitability.”

This year’s EECE features over 50 educational opportunities for all types of workplaces including offices, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, labs, retail, construction, 24/7 operations, and for the first time will include a full track of healthcare ergonomics sessions.