Ergonomics in an ageing workforce

Ergonomics in an ageing workforce

12 May 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

Safety & Risk Solutions Theatre

English (Australia)

It has been well reported now for some time that Australians are increasingly staying in the same jobs for longer.  We are also staying in the workforce overall for longer, and retiring later.  One of the effects of this socio-economic phenomena is to expose workers to so-called “ergonomic” risks for longer, increasing the chances that they will suffer injury.

Cumulative strain injuries appear to have come “out of nowhere”, but these time bombs have always been ticking for some time.  It is more important than ever, therefore, that employers understand and manage ergonomic risks in their business.

The speaker, Ted Dohrmann (ergonomist and engineer) of Dohrmann Consulting, will present two case studies of ergonomics improvement projects he has completed in factories where the increasing age of the workforce was an issue.  

He will discuss the role of the typical “ergonomics” factors - such as repetition, duration, posture, movements, actions, forces - in these projects, and describe the solutions that were ultimately adopted.

Attendees will receive a cumulative strain checklist that they will be able to immediately apply back in their own workplace.

Ted Dohrmann, Managing Director, Dohrmann Consulting


  • Ted Dohrmann


    Managing Director

    Dohrmann Consulting

    Ted is a professional mechanical engineer and ergonomist, and leads a team of six engineers, ergonomists and safety specialists at Dohrmann...

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