NOTE: This document is provided for historical purposes only.
Practices and Programs
Transcripts of Presentations
From the Conference Held January 8 and 9, 1997, Chicago Illinois
At the conference, over 1,000 attendees shared practical experiences in all aspects of workplace ergonomics programs. Dozens of presenters described real-world efforts aimed at preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Each conference session focused on a specific industry or an important ergonomics program element.
The conference co-coordinators were Chris Gjessing (NIOSH) and Margo Daniel (OSHA). Other members of the conference planning team included Cherie Estill (NIOSH), Larry Fine (NIOSH), Sean Gallagher (NIOSH), Sandy Kasper (NIOSH), Mark Kitzmiller (OSHA), Jim McGlothlin (NIOSH), Matt Miller (NIOSH), Brian Moyer (NIOSH), Gary Orr (OSHA), Vern Putz-Anderson (NIOSH), Jennifer Silk (OSHA), Frankie Smith (NIOSH), and the meeting planners of Visions USA, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia.
Sponsorship of the conference and these transcripts by NIOSH does not constitute endorsement of the views expressed or recommendation for the use of any commercial product, commodity or service mentioned. The opinions and conclusions expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of NIOSH. Recommendations are not considered as final statements of NIOSH policy or of any agency or individual who was involved. These transcripts are intended to be used in advancing knowledge needed to protect workers.