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Cost-Justifying Ergonomics: Methods and Tips for Calculating ROI

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT  
Host: AIHA
By: Blake McGowan, Director of Ergonomics Research, VelocityEHS

Calculating the return on investment requires a credible benefit-cost analysis; it determines which ergonomics project gets funded.  This session will review the methods to justify improvements, the pros and cons of each method, and how to calculate savings based on traditional injury prevention, productivity improvements, defect reduction, employee retention, and absenteeism.


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Blake McGowan
Blake McGowan

Director of Ergonomics Research, VelocityEHS

Blake McGowan, Director of Ergonomics Research at VelocityEHS, leads the Ergonomics Research group to incorporate the latest technical and scientific data into the Humantech® Ergonomics software solutions. He also consults with academia to transfer current research knowledge into the company’s approach, systems, assessment methods, and guidelines.

Blake received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology (Biomechanics and Neurophysiology) and a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology (Human Neuromechanics) from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. Blake has achieved recognition as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE). He is a member of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Musculoskeletal Health Cross-sector Council, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Physical Agents Committee, and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). Blake has been with the company for over 20 years. 


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