May 11-15, 2020
August 17-21, 2020
Location: Lexington, KY
When thinking of ergonomics, most people immediately think of improving the equipment they use to perform their job, along with altering their own behaviors to lessen injurious effects. This thinking leaves out a third element, the process itself.
One third of all injuries and illnesses, plus 40 percent of all workman’s compensation claims are caused by the ergonomic failure of an operating system. This is costly to the company, the employee, and the economy.
- The company’s profitability is damaged,
- The employee has suffered
- Overall economic growth is lowered
But the biggest loss factor may be the one thing we can never retrieve, wasted time. Poor ergonomics is a form of waste to be eliminated right along with more familiar seven wastes. The practice of True Lean™ includes the importance of people to the overall culture, plus the consideration of ergonomic issues is part of the 8 Step Problem Solving process. This is because a countermeasure applied without good ergonomic practices may create stress and overburden for team members.
What will I learn?
Those who attend will learn to identify how operating systems fail, allowing risk factors for injuries and illnesses. Based on the identification of these failures,
- the effect of poor ergonomics on the organization’s profitability
- signs and symptoms of poor ergonomics
- input failures that allow ergonomic risk factors to develop
- design considerations for ergonomic processes
and they will know how to
- modify systems to increase operational efficiency
- conduct work station ergonomic evaluations
- establish the hierarchy for risk abatement
- engage workers to feel comfortable speaking up about ergonomic issues
- remove waste without creating stress and overburden for team members
- find countermeasures utilizing systematic problem solving
- practice preventive ergonomics
- increased production
- decreased worker fatigue,
- decreased worker’s compensation costs
- increased worker morale
Practices to achieve ergonomically designed process include
- redesigning work
- standardizing work
- reducing or eliminating physical risk factors
The certification as a Lean Ergonomist developed by the UK Lean Systems Program does a remarkable job combining Lean and Ergonomics to
Peggy Ann Berry, PhD, RN, COHN-S, SHRM-SCP, PLNC
Who benefits from adding this certification to their resume?
The need for good ergonomics practices in the workplace literally affects everyone who works. It spans all fields. Those who might benefit most include personnel in
- human resources
- safety and health
- workman’s compensation case management
- production management
- risk management
- health care providers, for example
- occupational therapist
- physical therapist
- occupational nurses
Why is this one the ergonomics certification I really need?
The University of Kentucky’s Lean Systems Program is the only lean training program that has a 20+ year partnership with Toyota initiated in 1994 by Dr. Fujio Cho, then CEO of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky. Our Lean Systems Certification is highly sought after in the field and this new Certificate has the same credibility. Plus a lean ergonomics practitioner, Steve Davis, founder of the Ergonauts, with more than 20 years experience teaching ergonomics.
The Lean Ergonomics Certification course is the only one available that incorporates the principles and practices of True Lean™ with the principles and practices of Ergonomics. Earning it gives you an edge in the job market, helps you perform your current job more efficiently, and qualifies you to perform assessments: a highly desirable skill. Learn more about Steve Davis>>
Am I required to have True Lean™ experience to attend and benefit?
No. Regardless of your level of True Lean™ knowledge and experience, the core tools are covered. In addition to Steve Davis, Luther Cottrell, one of the Lean Practitioners of the Lean Systems Program and a retired Toyota executive, will teach the practical knowledge you need and seamlessly combine it with ergonomics. Regardless of the participant’s background, they will acquire skills that will enhance their professional skill set and value. Learn more about Luther Cottrell>>
Where is the course taught, how long is it, and what is the fee?
The course may be taught on campus at UK, at a nearby facility in Lexington, Kentucky, or on site at a location of your choice. The course is 5 full days of interactive training.
Fee – $2500.00
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