Ergoweb Inc.’s CEO, Dr. Peter Budnick, CPE, heads to Vietnam next week to speak about the relationship between ergonomics, productivity, quality and injuries at the First International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health, to be held in Hanoi. “This is my third trip to Southeast Asia this year, and I look forward to many more to come,” Budnick remarked, referring to Ergoweb’s recent business travels to Jakarta, Indonesia and Seoul, South Korea.
It’s not just Southeast Asia that draws Ergoweb. The company is known the world over for its web site, ergoweb.com, which is the most popular ergonomics site on the internet. “This puts us in a unique position to work with companies who strive for global sustainability. We have professional contacts around the world, and our experience serving a global audience helps us understand the unique challenges of doing business across economic and cultural borders,” said Budnick.
Of course, much of Ergoweb’s business and client base is in North America, where the company is based. “Beyond the publications and software systems that many know us for, we spend a growing amount of our time delivering training and consulting services,” said Budnick. “Each year we train hundreds of professionals in management, engineering, risk management, therapy, medicine, human resources, facilities, purchasing, supervisors, employees – you name it. We hold public courses that anyone can attend, and we train private and public sector clients at their own facilities. Our approach is unique in that it is a highly customized mix of training and consulting designed to help our clients gain self-sufficiency in ergonomics. We also embrace the realities of the business world, where metrics such as productivity, quality, error reduction, turnover and absenteeism as well as injury and risk management drive many decisions. We integrate ergonomics into existing processes, which is usually a natural and cost-effective fit. We help clients apply ergonomics as a continuous business improvement opportunity, not a cost center. It’s a win-win for employers and employees alike.”
As well as consulting and training visits around the U.S., Ergoweb’s plans include a chance for the public to meet with Ergoweb face-to-face at the National Ergonomics Conference and Exhibition (NECE), to be held December 8-11, 2003, in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the conference, Dr. Budnick will conduct a one-day workshop titled “Industrial Ergonomic Job Assessment and Documentation Methods,” and will lead “ErgoSchool Luncheon” topics on “Using Ergonomics as a Tool for Quality Improvement” and “Career Paths in Ergonomics.”
Also at the NECE, Ergoweb Associate Ergonomist Rachel Michael, M.Sc, AEP, will present a 90-minute session titled “Ergonomic Strategies for the Pharmaceutical Industry.” Additionally, Ergoweb will have a booth in the exhibition hall, and we look forward to meeting and discussing our products and services with attendees.
Dr. Budnick will also speak at the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Third Annual Conference, to be held December 3-5, 2003, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.