Lora Cavuoto, Ph.D., CPE, is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University at Buffalo in New York. She has been the director of the university’s occupational health and safety training program since 2017. ISHN talks to Cavuoto about ergonomics, wearables technology and mentoring students.
Brandon Sipes isn’t your normal, run-of-the-mill athletic trainer. He has all the necessary credentials to be a Board Certified Athletic Trainer, including an advanced degree in kinesiology and exercise science. But Brandon is employed by a healthcare company to look after the workforces in fields such as construction, manufacturing, first responders and utilities, whose employees complete physically demanding work on a daily basis.
The work world has been entirely upended with unemployment, business concepts changing, people restricted to their homes, social distancing, etc. Within recent weeks, businesses and office settings have experienced a dramatic change in daily operations.
Maintaining efficiency with a limited or restricted workforce has never been more paramount. With the widespread impact of COVID-19, many companies have temporarily closed their doors or made changes for personal safety, including employees working from home to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.