NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The 16th Annual National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (ErgoExpo) at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, November 30 – December 3, will focus on the importance of ergonomics, safety and employee wellness in a time of economic recovery. ErgoExpo's core educational topics of program management and return on investment, the aging workforce, and safety will be coupled with tracks specifically for those working in offices, industrial, lab, healthcare, 24/7 operations and uncontrolled workplace environments including energy, utility, and maintenance. Attendees have over 70 unique educational opportunities to choose from, and a host of new products to evaluate at the Expo.
Attendees can save over $200 on a Premium Pass for the Conference and Expo when registering by Nov. 15 with a group of 3 or more colleagues. Alumni (returning attendees) save an additional $50 with special discounting available through Oct. 1. Registration for the Expo and Keynotes is free to business professionals and the press. Online registration, including discount information, is available at www.ErgoExpo.com
Ergonomics, safety and allied professionals can get a sample of the high-quality education available at ErgoExpo by tuning in for a free webinar on September 20, 2010, 2 – 3 PM ET, sponsored by Linak. "Ergonomics & Movement: Improving Workplace Wellness & Productivity" will be presented by Dr. James Levine, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic, one of the world's foremost experts on obesity. Dr. Levine will show us all how moving while at work is our first and most important step in the fight against obesity, as well as the associated risks and costs. Webinar participants will receive a special discount code for the 2010 ErgoExpo. Free webinar registration is available at www.ErgoExpo.com.
"As the largest ergonomics event in the nation, we strive to produce an event that educates and energizes attendees. The educational opportunities at ErgoExpo are presented by true industry trailblazers, each session is aimed at preparing attendees to make an immediate and significant contribution to their organization no matter what type of economy, and no matter what type of business they serve," commented Walter Charnizon, President, Continental Exhibitions, Inc., owners/producers of ErgoExpo. "2011 will bring new business challenges and opportunities. That's why professionals from Boeing to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and everyone in between have already registered to attend, they know ErgoExpo is the best place to learn, network, and evaluate products," Charnizon further remarked.
Attendees began registering before the final program was even released, noting that until workforces reach optimal levels, keeping their employees healthy, safe and productive is more important than ever before. Those goals are at the foundation of every session, workshop, product, and service available at ErgoExpo.
Standing room only is expected at what are regarded as the industry's best keynotes. Allison Stephens, MSc, CSP, CPE, Global Ergonomics Manager, Ford Motor Company will give a glimpse into the future of ergonomics and injury prevention, by demonstrating how digital human models will change workplace and process design on Wed., Dec. 1. Stephen Hudock, PhD, CSP, from NIOSH and the CDC, will share his expertise in cost-benefit analyses for ergonomic interventions on Thurs., Dec. 2. On Dec. 3, Thomas Armstrong, PhD, CIH, CPE, Director of the Center for Ergonomics, University of MI will deliver the 6th Annual State of the Industry Address.
Other industry leaders sharing their secrets to ergonomics success will hail from Clorox, Cornell University, Cargill, Duke University & Health System, eBay, Hasbro, Intel, JetBlue, Kaiser Permanente, Liberty Mutual, Mayo Health Systems, Pacific Gas & Electric, Travelers Insurance, U.S. Dept of Labor – OSHA and many others. Topics addressed will range from healthcare cost reduction, LEED credit for ergonomics, achieving a 30% reduction in workers' comp costs, protecting and maximizing the aging workforce, reducing patient handling injuries and costs by up to 70%, standing work issues, determining the ROI of wellness programs, and much more covering many unique ergonomic and safety issues across a variety of industries.
Attendees that hold certification with the ABIH, AAOHN and BCSP will qualify for CEUs and certification maintenance, and BCPE testing will take place on Nov. 29 at Caesars Palace, allowing testing participants to attend the full ErgoExpo program.
The vast majority of last year's exhibitors are back for 2010 and the Expo is on pace to sell out. All major sponsors including Herman Miller, Kinesis, Fellowes, AliMed and Steelcase renewed their advertising and sponsorship campaigns as well. Several exhibitors increased the size of their exhibit space, with Varier - New Designs for Comfort, and ErgoCentric Seating Systems doubling and even tripling the size of their booths for this year's show. There are also nearly 20 new exhibitors including ADCO Industries, Back-Track America, Dectron Products, Delta Industries, Gel Pro, IMAK/Group G, Lifeform Furniture Manufacturing, Matta Products, MegaComfort, PHS West, RGP, Spinal Dynamics to name a few. This year's exhibitors are also planning to debut their newest products at ErgoExpo's 9th Annual Attendees' Choice Awards Program. The list of exhibitors, the current floor plan, attendee demographics, and exhibit space application can be found online at www.ErgoExpo.com.
Online registration is available, along with the conference program, speaker bios, hotel, airline and other travel discount information at www.ErgoExpo.com . Registration discounts are available through Nov. 15 for all conference attendees. The press and attendees can enter the Expo for free by registering at www.ErgoExpo.com in advance. Those interested in exhibiting or speaking should contact show management at 212-370-5005 or at information@ErgoExpo.com .
Lenore Kolb, VP, Sales & Marketing
Continental Exhibitions, Inc. - owners/producers of ErgoExpo
P: +1-212-370-5005 x23, Email: lkolb@ErgoExpo.com
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