Ita Leyden – Managing Director of Leyden Consulting Engineers

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    Ita Leyden B.E., M.Sc., Dip. Em, C.Eng M.IEI, M.IES, C.MIOSH is the Managing Director of Leyden Consulting Engineers (LCE) – Safety engineering, Training and Ergonomic Consultants.

    Ita Leyden is a chartered engineer, ergonomist and a chartered member of the professional body for health and safety, the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) with over 25 years’ experience in the ergonomics, engineering, training and safety fields.

    She was one of the first in Ireland to qualify with a M.Sc. in Ergonomics, Health, Safety and Hygiene from University College Galway and also holds a Diploma in Environmental Management. Ita’s work experience spans a variety of roles in engineering and health and safety, including at senior management in the pharmaceutical industry. Ita provides expertise to a variety of industry and service sectors, from retail, transport and manufacturing to construction. Consequently, Ita is involved in all areas of safety, from ergonomic design and assessment, provision of expert witness testimony through to process safety and training, implementation of behavioural based safety programmes and development of safety management systems.

    Presentation title:

    Ergonomics in Practice

    Presentation synopsis:

    This presentation will give a brief overview of the practical application in ergonomics in both manufacturing and office based environments. Not only can poor ergonomic design increase the risk of injury and ill-health in the workplace but can also contribute to reduced productivity and poor quality.

    Ita will overview some of the common ergonomic assessment tools which can be used to identify various concerns and using case studies will demonstrate the benefits of good ergonomic design.

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