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Optimize Performance & Employee Safety at Your Facility Through Workplace Ergonomics

Start Date:5/25/2021

Start Time: 2:00 PM ET

Duration:60 minutes


The food and beverage industry has a special responsibility to ensure the product-out-the-door is safe for the consumer, while also ensuring the production process is safe for employees. At first glance, this industry seems to have many of the same musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk factors present in any industrial environment. But other factors present a unique set of challenges. Ensuring compliance with FDA regulations, maintaining sanitation conditions, ensuring product freshness and quality, plus a complex sales and delivery function can contribute to a higher-than-average risk for workplace injury. 

Ergonomics, when it is done right, improves both employee well-being and business performance. When ignored, injuries, absenteeism, quality defects, productivity lags, and other issues can arise. 

During this live webinar, you will learn methods to mitigate risks and improve the ergonomics process.

The presenters, both board-certified professional ergonomists, will address:
  • Five essential steps to preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace
  • The most common workplace ergonomics issues specific to food processing
  • How to use ergonomic design guidelines to reduce injury risk

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Jeff Sanford, MHK, CPE

Director of Ergonomics Consulting & Senior Ergonomics Engineer, VelocityEHS


Jeff Sanford, Director of Consulting and Senior Ergonomics Engineer for VelocityEHS, partners with companies to develop, manage, and sustain global ergonomics programs using software solutions for Fortune 1000 clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including food and beverage, automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical, and steel. Some of Jeff’s recent clients include Clemens Food, Wells Dairy, and Pepsico. Prior to joining VelocityEHS, Jeff worked as a divisional ergonomics engineer within the seating systems division of Lear Corporation. Managing ergonomics issues at nine U.S. facilities, launching new products, and solving ergonomics issues arising from products, workstations, processes, and packaging were some of his responsibilities. Jeff received a Bachelor and Master of Human Kinetics degrees and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario. He has achieved recognition as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).

Christy Lotz, M.Sc., CPE

Director of Ergonomics Consulting & Senior Ergonomics Engineer, VelocityEHS


Christy Lotz, Director of Ergonomics Consulting and Ergonomics Engineer for VelocityEHS leads large-scale ergonomics initiatives in Fortune 1000 companies and helps organizations build internal ergonomics expertise using software solutions. Her clients include Dawn Foods, Dominos, Syngenta, and The Wonderful Company. Christy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a Master of Science degree in Ergonomics and Biomechanics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Christy has achieved recognition as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE).

Dave Fusaro


Food Processing

A lifelong journalist, Dave was editor in chief of Dairy Foods 1996-2001 and managing editor of Prepared Foods 1993-1995. Before and after that stint, he worked at Putman's Control magazine, most recently as its executive editor. Prior to that, he covered automation for Metalworking News, and earlier was an award-winning newspaper reporter specializing in business writing. Dave has a BA in journalism from Marquette University, Milwaukee.

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