Dr. Era Poddar PhD

Ergonomics Specialist
Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC

Dr. Poddar is a certified ergonomist, currently consulting with manufacturing and food processing members of the Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC. Dr. Poddar has worked in multiple industries, universities, and government across the globe. With a Ph.D. in Industrial Ergonomics, she was a scholar of the Indian Council of Medical Research and holds an International General Certification in Occupational Safety & Health. Dr. Poddar previously worked as an ergonomics and human factors consultant with a leading multinational in the USA and ran an ergonomics consultancy business in Dubai. She is a frequent presenter on ergonomics and human factors issues and has published multiple papers and books.

Speaking Sessions

Era Poddar will be speaking at Make It Safe 2020 at the following times.

​Part 1 of a two-part seminar.
Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) are among the leading causes of lost time and productivity for businesses—and persistent and sometimes debilitating pain for workers. Prevention starts with thoughtful design (or redesign) of workspaces and processes.

Participatory ergonomics actively involves workers and other stakeholders in this process to  improve productivity and reduce risks to safety and health. Effectively implemented Participatory Ergonomics programs are not only associated with positive health outcomes, but also result in measurable reductions in MSI-related symptoms and injuries, workers’ compensation claims, and lost days.

This interactive workshop introduces practical strategies for involving workers in identifying issues and designing solutions. In this "hands-on" virtual workshop:
  • Understand what a participatory ergonomics program entails and how effective it can be to control MSIs.
  • Recognize the value in an evidence-based approach for implementing such program.
  • Learn the key considerations in building a PE program
This workshop is appropriate for managers, supervisors, safety committee members, senior leaders, strategists, and worker representatives.

120min

Breakout Seminar
Speaker
Era Poddar
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Part 2 of a two-part seminar. 
Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) are among the leading causes of lost time and productivity for businesses—and persistent and sometimes debilitating pain for workers. Prevention starts with thoughtful design (or redesign) of workspaces and processes. 

Participatory ergonomics actively involves workers and other stakeholders in this process to  improve productivity and reduce risks to safety and health. Effectively implemented Participatory Ergonomics programs are not only associated with positive health outcomes, but also result in measurable reductions in MSI-related symptoms and injuries, workers’ compensation claims, and lost days.

This interactive workshop introduces practical strategies for involving workers in identifying issues and designing solutions. In this "hands-on" virtual workshop:

  • Understand what a participatory ergonomics program entails and how effective it can be to control MSIs.
  • Recognize the value in an evidence-based approach for implementing such program.
  • Learn the key considerations in building a PE program
This workshop is appropriate for managers, supervisors, safety committee members, senior leaders, strategists, and worker representatives.

120min

Breakout Seminar
Speaker
Era Poddar
View Full Description
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