Ergonomics & Millennials: The Impact on Workers’ Comp

14 Sep 2017
8:30 am - 9:45 am
Emerald/Nevada, Lake Tahoe Resort

Ergonomics & Millennials: The Impact on Workers’ Comp

Risk managers have focused much of their attention on the needs of aging employees, while overlooking a potentially more challenging ergonomic conundrum — ergonomics for Millennials. In just a few years, Millennials will make up 75 percent of the global workforce, and they are entering the workforce having used technology all of their lives!  This long history has solidified high-risk patterns and habits around that use of technology.   Discover practical ways to manage young workers’ comfort, deal with their potentially pre-existing injuries and the impact it will have on workers’ compensation.

At the completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the ergonomic issues that Millennials bring to the workplace
  • Recognize the habits from life-long technology use that will affect ergonomic evaluations and workers’ compensation
  • How to persuade Millennials to ergonomically conform to a more structured workplace


  • Kathy Espinoza, AVP/Ergonomics and Safety,Keenan

Moderator: Suzanne Trowbridge, Keenan

Interest areas: Worker’s Compensation, Healthcare, Human Resources, Loss Control, Risk Management, Safety Specialists