Water Research Foundation Web Seminar Series

Our web seminar series features scientific experts who discuss research topics and answer your questions. No special equipment or software is needed to participate – just a web browser and phone. Our Web Seminar Series is a resource designed for you and your organization. To make the most of these learning opportunities, we’d like to know what topics would be of interest to you in a future web seminar. Please send your ideas to bswartz@waterrf.org.

Professional Development Hours (PDH)
We will offer verification of program attendance for web seminar attendees to use toward Professional Development Hours (PDHs). While we calculate educational credits following a standardized method that is widely accepted by many certification and licensing agencies, many states differ in the types and/or numbers of credits they will approve for specific educational events. Because of this, participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements and for ensuring that WRF web seminar participation credits are accepted. To find out about PDH requirements or licensure and/or certification, contact your state/territory licensure board.

2019 Web Seminars

Participatory Ergonomics to Reduce Injuries in Water and Wastewater Employees
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
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This webcast will present the findings of WRF project 4694, Development of an Ergonomic Guide through the Use of Participatory Ergonomics Team Approach at Water and Wastewater Utilities. This research evaluated the effectiveness of using a participatory team approach to identify ways to lower risk and prevent musculoskeletal injuries among water and wastewater industry workers. A participatory approach explicitly includes the involvement of workers and has been shown in other settings to be an effective way to identify solutions and interventions that prevent injury and improve safety. This project tested this approach by applying a team-based participatory pilot program at several utilities. Workers used their knowledge to identify and address ergonomic problems and to develop effective solutions to improve working conditions, safety, productivity, quality, morale and/or comfort.

Presenters:  
Elise Condie, CPE, Principal Consultant, National Ergonomics Practice Director, BSI EHS Services and Solutions
Sarah Bogner, Health and Safety Manager, Contra Costa Water District
Rachel Murphy, Director of Engineering, Contra Costa Water District
Moderator: 
Katie Henderson, Research Manager, The Water Research Foundation

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Web Seminar Archive

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