Occupational Therapists frequently make the transition into the field of ergonomics. In this episode LaNiesha Littleton OTR/L, CEAS III discusses why she made this transition when she had begun her career as primarily a hand therapist.
She has recently begun a consultancy aimed at expanding prevention and ergonomic awareness world wide. Launch is coming soon… please go and register at iHEALTH360.org and register for their early updates and opportunities.
Today’s sponsor is Lillipad.com. A beautiful beautifully engineered office desk/workstation.
To learn more about LaNiesha Littleton please visit her on LinkedIn
In this episode of Atomic Ergo, host Earl Ray Neal interviews Nicole Case, CEO of Ergonauts, and talks about her background in political science and her involvement in K9sforwarriors.com, an organization that trains service dogs for veterans and people with disabilities. They discuss the unique approach of using dogs from shelters and the impact of pairing them with their owners. The episode highlights the importance of charitable giving and supporting organizations that make a positive impact in the community.
This video is a rare and intimate glimpse behind not only Ergonauts the start-up but also into the heart of the person that founded the organization. Starting with a sneak peek behind the scenes of the start-up life.
Founder Steve Davis gives a candid interview about some of the strategies and pivots that are par for the course in the life of a bootstrapped organization. Finally, to end the discussion there is a powerful conversation between Steve and Earl-Ray that few founders would have the courage to have openly and publicly.
More on Steve Davis:
Steve was born and raised a Kentuckian. He’s served in Safety and Health leadership roles in both general industry and the heavy construction industry. Steve also continues to work in academia in the University of Kentucky’s College of Engineering’s prestigious True Lean Systems program. 2000 was also the year Steve founded Ergonauts Performance Technology, LLC. Ergonauts was founded on, and continues to this day, the principles of quality system-based ergonomics and the application of lean principles, which provides organizations of every size the template/tools to have a world class ergonomics process.
To learn more about Steve or to inquire about his speaking services please visit his LinkedIn page Here
In this episode Earl-Ray and Dr. Sergio Sgro discuss quality systems management and the value that having efficient and effective processes in place provides for an organization. They also go into a mini-tutorial of Lean principles for those of you who are less familiar with this concept.
Dr. Sergio Sgro was an associate professor in Applied Engineering and Technology at Eastern Kentucky University for over 12 years where he currently teaches courses in quality systems, Six Sigma, Lean Enterprises, ISO 9001, and advanced material processing. He began his early career as a steel worker and certified welder before returning to school to complete his Masters and PhD at Iowa State University in small business development and industrial technology training. He has been an industrial consultant in the area of Six Sigma, industrial training, 3-D solid modeling design, and more recently in business development.
To learn more about Sergio please visit his LinkedIn page Here or explore his fantastic wine company Pasta And Vino
In this episode, Earl-Ray and Dr. Blair talk about the psychology of safety. He focuses on the behavioral aspects of safety and how to make real, lasting change at all levels within an organization.
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More on Dr. Earl Blair:
Inspirational Presentations with Substance Dr. Blair is available as a speaker for Keynote Presentations, Corporate Safety Meetings, and Executive Safety Education. Blair also develops and presents customized safety training materials
Recent Awards Dr. Blair has been honored to receive the following awards in 2018 and 2019: • Lifetime Achievement in Safety Award, presented by BLR and EHS Today, at Safety Summit 2018, Orlando. • Professional Paper Award for Blair’s article titled “Strategic Safety Measures: Seven Key Benefits” in the February 2017 issue of Professional Safety Journal. • Author of the Year Award, Louisville Chapter ASSP Fellow of the American Society of Safety Professionals
To learn more about Dr. Blair or to inquire about his speaking services please visit his LinkedIn page Here
In this episode, Jamie and Earl Ray talk with Ergonauts Chief Learning Officer about the importance of ergonomic training as part of nursing education and other interesting topics that span her amazing career.
More about Dr. Peggy Berry
Peggy Ann Berry, PhD, MSN, RN, COHN-S, CLE, PLNC, FAAOHN has worked in occupational safety and health since 1990, earning a master’s in nursing science in 2007 followed by a doctorate in Nursing Research from University of Cincinnati in 2015. She is certified in Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt and as a Lean Ergonomics. Additionally, Dr. Berry was a past Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award examiner for two cycles and State examiner for three cycles. Dr. Berry is the Chief Learning Officer for Ergonauts, LLC. She is a Founding Fellow with the U. S. Academy of Workplace Bullying, Mobbing, and Abuse and was inducted as Fellow with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses in 2021.