Applied Ergonomics for Plant Design

Monday, April 29, 2019  10:30 am, Jeffrey Miller, PhD, CIH, CSP, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), will present Applied Ergonomics for Plant Design. All classes, sessions, and demonstrations at Safety Fest TN are free but registration is required to ensure there is enough space. More info below.

The Class

This one-hour course is intended for health and safety professionals seeking a basic understanding of ergonomics as it applies to the design of manufacturing facilities. The fundamentals of ergonomic design for people at work will be briefly reviewed and resources provided for those seeking more detailed information. Ergonomic design criteria for engineers, architects, and designers will be discussed. Participants will be provided with resources to aid in the ergonomic analysis of engineering designs. Widely available ergonomics analysis tools will be compared and contrasted. Examples of how to apply analytical tools will be provided. Common issues related to ergonomic design will be identified and discussed.

The Instructor

Dr. Jeffrey Miller is a Senior Scientist with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), a non-profit consortium of more than 120 doctoral granting universities. He is ORAU’s program manager for safety and security culture studies in the nuclear industry. He also conducts occupational exposure and worker health studies, primarily of workers in the U.S. Department of Energy enterprise. He has a broad range of experience including 10 years with state and local public health agencies and 25 years working for private sector firms providing environment, safety, and health services to corporations and government agencies. He has been a field industrial hygienist, epidemiologist, project manager, entrepreneur, and executive. He helped start three companies and served for 10 years as Chief Executive Officer of those companies. He has a B.S. in Health Sciences from Western Illinois University, an M.S.P.H. from the University of Colorado, School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Tennessee. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist® and a Certified Safety Professional® and is Past-Chair of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. He is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, and the American Society of Safety Professionals.

Safety Fest TN

Safety Fest TN provides a week of free safety and health training annually in Oak Ridge, and Knoxville, Tennessee, and is dedicated to the mission of making the region the safest place to work and live in the United States. The classes, demonstrations, and sessions are free to all who register to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn safety and health skills.

The event will be held April 29 – May 3, 2019 at multiple locations in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, Tennessee. It is the combined efforts small and large businesses; local, state, and federal agencies; colleges and universities; and non-profit organizations.

“Safety at work, at home, and in the community.”

Last year’s event included 110 free safety classes, sessions, and demonstrations. The 125 instructors and presenters were graciously provided by 105 organizations, just like yours, giving back to the community. Your organization can partner, sponsor or provide resources too – showing commitment to safety at work, at home, and in the community!

Class schedule has launched and online registration is available.

Exhibition spaces and sponsorship opportunities are available now!

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