October Technical Webinar/Meeting
- October Technical Meeting
October 2, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Title: A Practical Approach to Ergonomics
Abstract: Teaching Ergonomics to an internal team can be a struggle due to the complexity of the subject matter. This presentation suggests that a simpler method can be more effective, especially when combined with examples that are designed to train employees to “develop their eyes” to spot ergonomic deficiencies and develop alternate ways of doing the work. This presentation contains many practical examples from personal life that explain concepts in a way that attendees in a ergonomics training session can relate to their work and personal lives.
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More about Dr Wyatt:
Richard is a Senior Consultant within our Casualty Risk Control Practice. Richard’s current responsibilities include developing and executing client-driven solutions that reduce risk and elevate workplace productivity through proven risk control, ergonomics, lean and six sigma tools and techniques. He provides scientific validation on musculoskeletal claims with questionable work-relatedness and testifies in workers compensation cases. Richard also advises clients in cumulative trauma prevention techniques and engineering interventions to control losses and improve employee productivity.
Richard first began working in the industry in 1981. Prior to joining Aon, Richard served as a Senior Ergonomics Consultant at The Travelers Insurance Company. He has also worked as an Industrial Engineer, as well as Process and Quality Engineer for PPG Industries and GTE Products Corporation. Richard has also been with Aon for 20 years.
Richard holds a Professional Engineering (PE) license in Alabama and North Carolina. He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE). He has conducted ergonomic training for a variety of customers in retail, manufacturing, leisure, food, and hospitality-related industries. He has trained ergonomic and continuous-improvement teams in ergonomic principles and created detailed physical job demand data for use in pre-hire and return-to-work applications. Richard also has spoken at 29 national and regional Safety, Ergonomic and Industrial Engineering conferences, and has 22 peer-reviewed journal papers and articles.
Richard earned a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The University of Alabama in Huntsville, a Masters in Engineering from the University of Louisville, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University.