LCE attended the annual Irish Ergonomics Society conference in Dublin on Thursday 6th June. The event was held in the lovely grounds of the Technical University Dublin, situated in Grangegorman Lower.
The conference was very well attended with in excess of 80 people on the day talking about “Human Factors & Ergonomics – Lessons to be learned across domains; healthcare, manufacturing and transport”
Presentations in relation to ergonomics in the workplace were plentiful with topics such as musculoskeletal disorders in bus drivers and gender differences of work-related upper limb disorders in health care workers being discussed.
Some other areas of interest in relation to ergonomic presentations included “A human factors approach to improve visual inspection for aircraft maintenance tasks” and “Task based risk assessment and monetised risk values for aviation maintenance activities: examples of evaluation for short cuts implications”. These were thought-provoking ways of looking at hazards in the workplace and how these companies addressed these issues by way of ergonomic risk assessments.