The Atlanta Metro Chapter meetings of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers are open to engineering professionals, students, and other interested members of the public. They are held monthly, September through June, on the second Monday of each month. The meetings start with networking at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner and the speaker.
February Monthly Meeting
Atlanta Metro Chapter
Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Monday, February 11, 2019
Location: Piccadilly Cafeteria, Northlake
Presentation: Ergonomic Design, Eliminate Risk & Boost Productivity
Speaker: Brock Anderson, MS, CPE, LSSBB, CSCS, Founder & Principal Conultant of ergo-ology, LLC
In everyday life people interact with tools, devices, equipment and facilities. The design of these items impact what we are doing and our ability to efficiently accomplish our specific goals. The design of some things seems perfect and other things, . . . aggravatingly, not so much. Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency in their working environment. For the most part, design engineers have had only limited exposure to ergonomics and human performance in their academic studies and they find themselves designing for function vs. usability. Designing for Ergonomics must include examination of physical and mental capacities of people. The tools, devices, equipment, etcetera should be designed for the users, rather than trying to change people.
Mr. Brock Anderson, MS, CPE, LSSBB, CSCS, Founder & Principal Consultant of ergo-ology, LLC, will address the 6:00 PM, Monday, February 11th monthly dinner meeting of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers at Piccadilly Cafeteria, Northlake. He will discuss Design for Ergonomics: Concepts to Eliminate Risk and Boost Productivity. The presentation will provide insight to human capabilities & limitations, standard phases of the design process and specific examples of successful ergonomics design implementations. This talk will facilitate conversations around “every day” products and their design. Mr. Anderson will discuss looking at various populations and deciding when to design for the average or the extreme and when adjustability is key. He will share some case studies of actual products, the use of which, involved human errors and caused physical injury. “It is amazing how frequently products, tools and equipment interfere with our overall goals. It never fails, when we look at the application, functionality and usability, it is clear modifications are needed,” Mr. Anderson said. Currently registered Professional Engineers, those engineers aspiring to become PEs, and others engaged in engineering would benefit from the presentation. Members of the general public are also welcomed to learn about technology, engineering, and public welfare.
Brock Anderson is the Founder & Principal Consultant of ergo-ology, ergonomics, safety and process improvement consulting firm. His passion for enhancing human performance and establishing operation efficiency has landed the attention of leaders in both sports and industrial settings. Before launching ergo-ology in 2015, Brock worked for organizations like the Atlanta Falcons, NASA, Coca-Cola, Gulfstream Aerospace, USA Olympic Weightlifting Team and conducted several years of Muscle Fatigue Research at Auburn University. He has a dual master’s degree in Biomechanics and Physiology and post-graduate stamped Certification in Occupational Ergonomics from Auburn University. Brock is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB).
ergo-ology, LLC specializes in helping clients “bridge the gap” between the demands of the workplace and the abilities of the workers. By implementing ergonomic initiatives, clients have realized increased productivity, an enhanced ability to perform high-quality work, and a higher level of safety and well-being for their employees.
About The Meeting
The GSPE Atlanta Metro Chapter meetings are open to engineering professionals, students, and other interested members of the public. The meetings take place on the second Monday of each month, September through June. The February 11th meeting will be at The North Lake / Tucker area Piccadilly Cafeteria, 2000 Crescent Centre Blvd., Tucker, Ga. 30084. Many engineers enjoy the presentations as well as earn a required Professional Development Hour. The meetings start with networking at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 and followed by the speaker. RSVP to Ken Quintana at 770-827-8627, or email@example.com with GSPE RSVP in subject line or through www.meetup.com/Georgia-Society-of-Professional-Engineers-Atlanta-Metro/ is appreciated.