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Using BioErgo Surveillance in Total Worker Health (AIHce EXP 2020 OnDemand)

Course Description:
Recorded at Virtual AIHce EXP 2020

Total worker health programs are gaining traction as IHs and allied professionals recognize the need to better understand how to measure ways in which human anatomy, fatigue, age, gender, stress, posture, and other factors affect exposure risk, job safety, and individual wellness. During this session, an occupational medicine physician with a U.S.-based occupational health company and a well-being program manager for a global corporation will discuss how wearable technology and big data are being applied to the management of manual handling and fitness-for-duty programs and processes. Topics will include: a) the use of assessment technology to provide data-driven insights into worker efficiency losses due to overburdening physical demands; b) how biosensors and proprietary clinical algorithms are used to develop risk-demand profiles; and c) the development of injury prevention interventions that can be integrated with other total worker health program strategies.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Use ergonomic surveillance data with the cultural climate to promote employee engagement.
  • Identify how wearable technology is used to collect baseline bio-ergonomic surveillance data.
  • Define leading indicators that can be applied in the design of preventive interventions.
  • Recognize how wearable biotechnology can be used in EHS programs to evaluate risk.

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Karen O'Hara
WorkCare, Inc.
Anaheim, CA United States of America

Anthony Harris, MD, MBA, MPH
WorkCare, Inc.
Anaheim, CA United States of America

Ryan Sims, MS, ASP, CWP
Houston, TX United States of America