Designing the workplace for an aging population – Humantech webinar

We got word from our friends at Humantech that they will be presenting a webinar on designing the workplace for an aging population. The course will be taught by Blake McGowan – who will also be co-presenting the Applied Industrial Erognomics course with EWI’s own Erin Walkom in May. Here’s what Humantech has to say about the webinar:

Join Us for A New Webinar!

There is no getting around it-every industry, occupation, and employer is facing the challenges of an aging workforce. Yet, a recent study by McKinsey & Company suggests that the baby boomer generation will need to stay employed well past current accepted retirement age. Unfortunately, nearly half of boomers have physically stressful manufacturing, transport, and construction jobs. What can we do to make continued employment possible for our rapidly aging workforce?

This 60-minute webinar addresses myths and facts about performance changes as we age, and highlights ergonomic design considerations to ensure the workplace best fits people of all ages and capabilities.

Topics addressed include:

•             Why industry should be interested in age-related sensory and motor changes facing aging workers

•             How to design the workplace for the aging population, including horizontal reach distances, visual access, strength requirements, and tool design

As a result of this webinar, attendees will:

•             Better understand the data related to the aging workforce, as compared with opinion

•             Understand how ergonomics can assist the aging workforce

•             Demonstrate ways to design for the aging population

•             Apply ergonomics principles in a meaningful way for the aging worker

Continuing Education: This course has been approved for .17 ABIH CM points and may meet the criteria for CEUs from a number of other professional associations. All registrants will receive a certificate of completion upon full attendance of the webinar.

The cost is $59 per attendee.

Friday, April 15th      2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

About Your Presenter

Blake McGowan, Managing Consultant and Ergonomics Engineer for Humantech, helps companies achieve best-in-class results through improvements in productivity, product quality, and reduced injuries and illnesses. For over

10 years, Blake has facilitated employee-driven continuous improvement projects and product design and manufacturing solutions.

To register for this course, go to Humantech’s website.