The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society announces ErgoX 2016: An Extraordinary Ergonomics Event. This interactive two-day conference provides ergonomists and safety specialists with practical, usable, and impactful solutions to workplace issues in a wide range of office and industrial settings. ErgoX 2016 takes place June 6-8, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County near Disneyland. Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety is this year's Platinum Sponsor.
ErgoX is a boutique event with a single track in which attendees receive focused guidance from leading experts in the field. During the conference, attendees will
- Hear TED-style presentations from world-class experts in ergonomics and safety
- Gain the latest insights on procedures, tools, and approaches for on-the-job safety and wellness
- Network with industry leaders and make new strategic connections
- Find solutions to pressing issues in workplace ergonomics
The event will kick off with a keynote presentation by Richard Hawk, "Six Ways Great Leaders Make Safety Fun! Using Your Influence to Create a Vibrant Safety Culture." Other featured presentations include
- The Great Sit-Stand Workstation Debate: Effective or Urban Legend?
- What Makes a Successful Ergonomics Program Tick?
- Ergonomics Programs That Deliver!
- Report to Duty: Fit-for-Duty Programs That Work to Decrease Injuries and Improve the Bottom Line
- Expert Panel: Solve the Mystery – Hotel Ergonomics
- Obesity Simulation Suit: Extreme Users' Experience
- iHurt, uHurt, wii All Hurt… The Ergonomics Toll of Technology
ErgoX affords multiple networking opportunities through exhibits, lunches, refreshment breaks, and receptions.
Two preconference workshops on June 6 offer targeted skill building:
- Preparing for the Gold Standard in Ergonomics Certification
- eXamining Your Ergonomic Issues: Tools of the Trade
For more information about the event, visit the ErgoX Web site.
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the world's largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals, with more than 4,500 members globally. HFES members include psychologists and other scientists, designers, and engineers, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them. "Human Factors and Ergonomics: People-Friendly Design Through Science and Engineering."