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Knowing and understanding the causes and risk factors of ergonomic injuries is extremely important, especially in the construction industry. This session will showcase these causes and risks and provide a step-by-step process to recognize and reduce ergonomic injuries on the jobsite. It will also cover recommended ways of preparing for tooling tasks and ways to quantify the levels of ergonomic risk of a tool through cutting edge scientific measurement equipment.
Raffi Elchemmas, MBA, AEP, is an industry leading Ergonomist with board certification in professional ergonomics. He completed degrees in Kinesiology at Michigan State University and an MBA in Health Sector Management at DePaul University in Chicago. He has worked in the tool industry for years helping to disrupt the injury prone environment by reducing thousands of work-related ergonomic injuries and helped to quantify millions of dollars in customer savings through ergonomics. After his post-graduate studies in Ergonomics at Harvard University he joined Milwaukee Tool, the most forward-thinking tool company to help reduce and eliminate ergonomic tooling injuries worldwide.