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Webinar: When to use Exoskeletons as PPE

November 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm PST

Free
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Webinar: Exoskeletons – Considerations When Deciding to Use Them as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is being organized the the ASTM International Exo Technology Center of Excellence, Thursday, November 19, 2020. This two hour event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Not withstanding some opening and closing remarks by Dr. William “Bill” Bellote, the lionshare of the event will consist of a panel discussion with Q&A. The panelists include many familiar faces:

Donald R. Peterson, Ph.D., M.S., FAIMBE , Dean, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Professor, Mechanical Engineering ASTM F48 Member and F48 Committee Chair
Donald R. Peterson, Ph.D., M.S., FAIMBE, Dean, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Professor, Mechanical Engineering ASTM F48 Member and F48 Committee Chair

Dr. Donald R. Peterson is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Northern Illinois University. He is also a joint professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Dr. Peterson is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, earning degrees in Aerospace Engineering (BS) and Biomechanical Engineering (BS) and a graduate of the University of Connecticut, earning degrees in Mechanical Engineering (MS) and Biomedical Engineering (PhD). Dr. Peterson has over 25 years of experience in biomechanical engineering and medical research, which has been focused on measuring and modeling injury biomechanics and human, organ, and/or cell performance, including exposures to various physical stimuli and the subsequent biological responses. His research has involved the investigation of injury mechanisms and human–device interaction and has led to the generation of new technologies and systems, such as personal protection technologies, occupational exoskeleton systems, robotic assist devices for hemiplegic rehabilitation, long-duration biosensor monitoring and reporting systems, novel surgical and dental devices and instruments, smart medical devices for home patient care, and biotechnology systems. Some of Dr. Peterson’s research has been focused on hand-arm vibration exposures from tool use and he serves as a US delegate on the International Standards Organization Technical Committee (ISO/TC) 108/SC4 on Human Exposure to Mechanical Vibration and Shock. He is also currently serving as the Chair of the ASTM Committee F48 on Exoskeletons and Exosuits. Dr. Peterson has published over 115 peer-reviewed scholarly works and is the Editor-in-Chief for “The Biomedical Engineering Handbook”, published by CRC Press, and the Series Editor for the Biomedical Engineering textbook series, published by CRC Press..

Christopher R. Reid, PhD, Associate Technical Fellow - Human Factors & Ergonomics, Boeing Environment Health & Safety (EHS) ASTM F42 & F48 Member
Christopher R. Reid, PhD, Associate Technical Fellow – Human Factors & Ergonomics, Boeing Environment Health & Safety (EHS) ASTM F42 & F48 Member

Dr. Christopher Reid is a Human Factors & Ergonomics (HFE) Associate Technical Fellow for Boeing’s Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) organization in Charleston, SC. He is the EHS portfolio manager of wearable technology (e.g., exoskeletons, mixed reality, and wearable sensing and computing systems). Prior to Boeing, Dr. Reid worked for Lockheed Martin on astronaut spacesuit assessment as a Human Factors & Ergonomics Discipline Lead at NASA and as a Human Factors Engineer for the US Army assessing Warfighter personal protective equipment. Outside of Boeing, he is a member of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society Executive Council as the 2020 President-Elect, advises on ergonomics as a Delegates Committee member for the National Safety Council’s Board of Directors, sits on the Editorial Boards for the Augmented Human Research and Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Sciences Journals, is a 2019-2020 Special Issue Editor for the Human Factors Journal, Chair of the Annual ErgoX International Symposium, and Chair of the HFE Subcommittee for ASTM F48 standards on Exoskeletons. He is a recipient of both the 2018 Rising Star Award from the National Safety Council and the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Award. He graduated from the University of Central Florida, with degrees in Electrical Engineering Technology (BS) and Industrial Engineering (MS and PhD).

Marisol Barrero, M.S., CPE, Manager, Safety Innovations; Toyota Motor North America ASTM F42 & F48 Member
Marisol Barrero, M.S., CPE, Manager, Safety Innovations; Toyota Motor North America ASTM F42 & F48 Member

Marisol Barrero has worked for Toyota Motor North America (Georgetown, KY) in the Production Engineering Division’s Safety Group since December 2006.  Currently she manages the development and integration of safety-related technology and innovations across manufacturing operations, which is a role that she started at Toyota.  She serves on the Board of the Automotive Exoskeleton Group (AExG), sponsored via the Wearable Robotics Association, as well as the ASTM Exoskeleton Center of Excellence Research & Development Committee.  At Toyota she previously held the position of Regional Ergonomics Manager, where she supported tools, standards, and procedures for Toyota’s 15 North American manufacturing facilities.  Prior to joining Toyota, Marisol worked as an ergonomics consultant with Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group and Humantech, as well as a researcher with the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH).  She received her B.A. and M.S. from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.  She has been a Certified Professional Ergonomist since 2006.

GARY B. ORR, PE, CPE, Health Scientist - Ergonomist
GARY B. ORR, PE, CPE, Health Scientist – Ergonomist

Mr. Gary Orr is a licensed engineer and certified professional ergonomist.  He works at the US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the Office of Health Enforcement.  His work includes developing policies, coordination of regional efforts in ergonomics and assistance for OSHA compliance officers with investigations involving musculoskeletal disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, upper extremity disorders, back and lower extremity soft tissue disorders. In his previous work at OSHA (1994-2001) he was responsible for the job analysis portion of the OSHA ergonomics standard.  He has been a consultant to a variety of industries including healthcare, distribution, meatpacking, textiles and was the lead ergonomist in the implementation of the ergonomics process for one of the largest employers in the United States.  He is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Delia E. Treaster, Ph.D, CPE, Ergonomic Technical Advisor, Ohio Division of Safety and Hygiene ASTM F48 Member
Delia E. Treaster, Ph.D, CPE, Ergonomic Technical Advisor, Ohio Division of Safety and Hygiene ASTM F48 Member

Delia Treaster, Ph.D., is the Ergonomic Technical Advisor for the Division of Safety and Hygiene at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, where she oversees technical professional development for twenty ergonomic consultants. She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist with several decades experience in helping companies reduce ergonomic hazards through practical and effective solutions. She has conducted ergonomic evaluations and training throughout the United States, working in industries as diverse as construction, healthcare, offices, meat-packing, manufacturing, and mail processing.

Dr. Treaster has been a member of ASTM since 2017 and is an active member of F48.02, the subcommittee on human factors and ergonomics. She has served as a co-editor for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Special Edition on Exoskeletons and has presented at numerous technical conferences. Prior to joining BWC, Dr. Treaster worked as a Research Scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute, and as an ergonomic consultant for the United States Postal Services, Humantech, and Travelers Insurance. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Factors Engineering and a Ph.D. in Occupational Biomechanics from Ohio State University.

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Registration for this webinar is now is open. There is no fee to attend this event. Link to the Exo Technology CoE Website: Webinar: Exoskeletons – Considerations When Deciding to Use Them as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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November 19
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm PST
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