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Industrial Engineering & Management
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International Summit on Industrial Engineering
December 08-10, 2014 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport, USA

Jessica Ellison
Workshop: Ind Eng Manage
DOI: 10.4172/2169-0316.S1.003
Managing a global office ergonomics program can be challenging due to the number of employees, time zones, languages, and cultural and regulatory differences. Staffs are also working outside of corporate offices and many companies have not established a system to address the ergonomic concerns in remote and home office. In addition, corporate environmental, safety and health teams are being asked to do more with less to stretch the resources that they do have available. This presentation will outline a three tired approach which helps companies streamline their ergonomic program to cost effectively manage employees around the world sitting in corporate offices or telecommuting. Leveraging technology can allow evaluation requests can be tracked, evaluation reports completed, employees educated and provide real time results. This presentation will show actual results that demonstrate that the program costs can be controlled, time can be saved, risks reduced, and injuries mitigated. At the end of this presentation, attendees will: Understand the challenges of managing a global ergonomics program; Have a list of strategies to efficiently and cost effectively manage global ergonomic programs; See technology solutions which can help to streamline any ergonomic program.
Jessica Ellison is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 10 years of experience in ergonomics and safety. She has helped companies develop and streamline global ergonomic and safety programs to improve efficiencies for ergonomic program support. She has experience conducting qualitative and quantitative ergonomic risk assessments with recommendations for risk reduction and increasing efficiencies in many different industries including healthcare, office settings, laboratories, warehouses, field, agricultural and industrial operations. Her engineering degrees and experience help her to communicate with design teams, engineers, management, and employees to promote ergonomics at all management levels. She has developed and conducted ergonomic training. She is an Account Manager and has managed national and global projects.
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