Kent Hatcher—Industrial Ergonomics 101: The Evolution of Ergonomics Job Analysis
Kent Hatcher, Director of Consulting and Ergonomics Engineer for Humantech, works to develop, manage, and sustain global ergonomics programs using software solutions for Fortune 1000 clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including food and beverage, machinery, health care, and consumer goods.
Kent received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, and a Master of Science in Ergonomics from Loughborough University, Loughborough, U.K. He has achieved recognition as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).
This session will provide you with the necessary tools to kick-start or revive your ergonomics process. Industrial work environments vary—from repetitive assembly environments, to non-standard field services, to distribution centers. Participants will be introduced to both qualitative and quantitative tools to evaluate all these work areas and to design engineering changes to maintain a healthy workforce. This workshop will also provide insight and information on the future of ergonomics job analysis – how the use of wearables and motion capture technology will impact the role of the ergonomics practitioner.
Presenters: Kent Hatcher, HumanTech