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Timothy A. Pottorff

Timothy A. Pottorff

Principal
QP3 ErgoSystems LLC

With more than 25 years of hands-on work experience in various industries, Tim’s experience in making improvements and finding solutions has made him a world recognized leader in the field of workplace ergonomics. His expertise in ergonomics has given him insight into the loss control issues of various industries, and allows him the opportunity to help customers reduce workers compensation injuries and illnesses and improve process and employee productivity.

While working for Zurich North America, Tim created and led the team tasked settling 3,000 Zurich headquarters employees into workstations at the company’s new custom-designed facility in 2016. He also leveraged contributions from within Zurich and with external business partners and provided technical guidance to the HQ Project Team for the design, selection and procurement of new workstations.

Tim was a lead developer of the advanced ergonomics training course, “Applied Ergonomics”, and has provided this training course for a spectrum of customers worldwide. Those that benefited from this training include clients from the automotive, service, financial, aerospace, chemical, pharmaceutical, food and other industries.

In the areas of practical engineering and administrative problem solving, Tim has provided solutions to over 100 client locations a year for more than 23 years on a global basis, improving production operations and performance, and reducing exposures to work-related musculoskeletal disorders. His specialty areas include job task assessments, assisting customers in development of customized ergonomics programs, and training for engineers, supervisors and employees. Tim also provides office ergonomics assessments and training. His work has taken him to Asia, Australia, Eastern & Western Europe, and throughout North America.

In addition to his professional experiences, Tim has enjoyed volunteering in numerous positions that also relied on his strong team building and management skills for coordinating and motivating dozens of volunteers.


WORKSHOP #2: LEAN MANUFACTURING AND MANUAL ASSEMBLY
Best Practices for Ergonomics on the Assembly Line

Manual assembly processes can be improved if engineers consider ergonomic guidelines that address job-related stressors, such as force, position, repetition and vibration. Poor ergonomic design directly affects productivity, efficiency and quality from an assembly line. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to address work heights, reach standards and other ergonomic issues when designing assembly lines and workstations. The presentation will also cover best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

 


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