Atlas to share latest strategies to reduce driver injuries, costs

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Updated Jun 11, 2010

Atlas Ergonomics, a provider of strategies for reducing work-related injuries and related costs, will share its latest findings in a workshop at the American Society of Safety Engineers national conference June 13-16 in Baltimore.

In the Wednesday, June 16 session, “Transportation Ergonomics: Factors Leading to Discomfort and Injury,” Atlas ergonomic services director David Brodie will present a year-long study of more than 28,000 truck drivers, showing correlations between driver physiology, cab environment and risks of specific injuries. Atlas says the study proved that simple low-cost adjustments to cabs and drivers’ routines can reduce injury risk and associated costs measurably. The introductory-to-intermediate session will include Atlas case studies and highlight key strategies for the unique ergonomic challenges of the transportation environment.

In addition to the presentation, Atlas will share information throughout the conference at Booth No. 2811. During exhibition hours, conference attendees are invited to meet and speak with Brodie, a board-certified professional ergonomist with 15 years of experience and two degrees in kinesiology.