4th Annual CROSH Conference
What is the Impact On Worker Health and Safety?
February 17, 2016
United Steelworkers Hall, Sudbury, ON
Due to an exceptionally positive registration response, CROSH is pleased to announce the addition of a second Keynote Speaker, and the move to a larger conference room at the United Steelworkers Hall. We are pleased to extend the conference registration period to February 10th. For more information on the conference and registration on process visit: www.crosh.ca
Lora Cavuoto, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the University at Buffalo and she directs the Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratory. Her current research focuses on quantifying physical exposures and physiological responses in the workplace to identify indicators of fatigue. Her research work aims to understand and model the effects of health conditions, particularly obesity and aging, on physical capacity (strength), fatigue, and motor performance. Her work on fatigue and worker safety has recently been funded by the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Dr. Cavuoto is an active member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the American Society of Safety Engineers.
Jim Potvin, Ph.D., researches and teaches in the areas of biomechanics and physical ergonomics. His research focuses on the study of joint mechanics and stability, and the effects of muscle fatigue during repetitive or prolonged tasks. He conducts applied research, focused on developing valid ergonomic methods to quantify injury risk in the workplace; including the assessment of manual materials handling tasks and the evaluation of risk of upper limb disorders. He recently completed a 3-year project with three automotive manufacturers to improve methods to use work simulation, digital human models and virtual reality for the proactive assessment of manufacturing systems designs. He is currently a Professor Emeritus at McMaster University and owner of Potvin Biomechanics Inc.