ErgoExpo Webinars

Achieving Best Outcomes: Combining Early Intervention
and Ergonomics

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Duration: 60 minutes


In some ways, our industry parallels today’s two-party political climate. Some ergonomists look down at therapists, believing ergonomic training, analysis and solution development is the only right answer. Conversely, some therapists see ergonomists as insensitive to workers in need, believing addressing pain and discomfort is the only humane answer. As a result, each group pushes their own agenda, often minimizing what the other offers. Discover how an effective and compliant early intervention program, coupled with an on-site workplace visit to analyze ergonomic risk, can aid in developing solutions to avoid further aggravating the employee’s condition and reduce overall injury risk.

Webinar Takeaways:

  • Identify the requirements for an OSHA compliant early intervention program

  • Learn how to move seamlessly from ergonomic risk analysis to solution implementation

  • Discuss how combining the approaches of therapists and ergonomists impacts employers

Attend and earn a Certificate of Completion you can use to apply for
CEUs with BCSP directly or CoC points with BCPE directly.

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Tony Silva

Tony Silva, CPE
Director, Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions

Tony Silva is a board certified professional ergonomist with more than 20 years of experience providing management consulting in a wide variety of industries. His focus is on strategies and tactics to reduce injuries and improve operational efficiency and business performance through the implementation of ergonomic management systems and solutions. His program initiatives have resulted in significant reductions in Workers’ Compensation costs, reductions in ergonomic risk factors and employee discomfort, and improvements in efficiency and cycle time. Mr. Silva specializes in the integration of ergonomics into existing business practices such as Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. He is a frequent speaker at many national conferences and, prior to joining Atlas, was a managing consultant for Humantech and the Global Ergonomics Practice Leader for ARCADIS.

Curt DeWeese

Curt DeWeese, PT
Director, Atlas Injury Prevention Solutions

Curt DeWeese is a graduate of the Physical Therapy program at Ithaca College and has more than 25 years of experience in treating work-related musculoskeletal injuries and working on-site with employers in manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and office environments. He has designed programs including early intervention, education, job demand and ergonomic analysis, and workstation design. Mr. DeWeese has worked with several health care organizations to evaluate safe patient and resident handling programs for proper equipment use and training. He leads case management efforts, facilitates early return to work, and assists companies to realize significant improvement in reduction of lost work days and dollars spent. Mr. DeWeese has expertise in functional testing for post offer pre-employment, post injury, early return to work and functional capacity assessments. Mr. DeWeese is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Private Practice Section. He has authored several articles and presented at state and national conferences on work injury prevention and management.

On-Demand Webinars

The following webinars are now available for on demand viewing:

How and Why New Ergonomic Programs Use Workplace Exercise
Jon Kabance, President, BIOKINETIX
Sponsored by: BIOKINETIX

Cummins’ Innovation Reduces Injury and Expedites Return to Work
Chris Shieldsmith, Corporate Ergonomics Leader,
Cummins Inc.
Angela Berwick, MS, OTR, CEAS III, Manager of
Onsite Services, BTE Workforce Solutions
Sponsored by: BTE

Proactive Ergonomics:
Selecting Casters, Reducing Workplace Injuries and Improving Productivity

Lui Dilauro, Director Ergonomics (Mobility Expert), Darcor Casters Dr. Tom Albin, Certified Professional Ergonomist
Sponsored by: Darcor

Designing a Professional Sit-to-Stand Desk Converter Workstation
Dr. Mustafa Ergun, Director of IP Management and Competitive Analysis, Ergotron Dr. Pete Segar, Chief Executive Officer, Ergotron
Sponsored by: Ergotron

Technology and Ergonomics for
Workplace Wellness

Edie Adams, B.Sc., M.E. Des, CPE, Principal Ergonomist, Devices Design, Microsoft Corporation
Sponsored by: Microsoft

Office Ergonomics: Maximizing Your ROI
Dr. Chad Henriksen, Doctorate of Chiropractic, Diplomate in Occupational Health and Applied Ergonomics; Coordinator of Ergonomics and Occupational Health, H.C. Sweere Center for Clinical Biomechanics and Applied Ergonomics at Northwestern Health Sciences University
Sponsored by: Ergotron

Ergonomics and Injury Prevention
David Brodie, MS, CPE, Corporate Ergonomist, Cargill, Inc.; Program Co-Chair, National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo

Eliminating MSD Injuries: Forget Your Ergonomics Program, Build a Process
James Mallon, Executive Vice President, Humantech Walter Rostykus, Principal Consultant, Humantech
Sponsored by: Humantech

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