Milwaukee Tool


Sarah Hall

Ergonomics Technician and Technical Specification Manager, Milwaukee Tool



Raffi Elchemmas MBA AEP, Lead Ergonomist, Milwaukee Tool 

Tool Ergonomics:  Reducing Injuries and Improving Safety with Power Tools


This presentation will showcase the causes and risk factors of ergonomic injuries in the industry, and provide a step by step process to reduce and recognize ergonomic injuries on the jobsite. This presentation will also discuss recommended ways of preparing for tooling tasks to minimize risk for ergonomic injury and identify traits of tools that help you achieve that goal by using cutting edge scientific measurement equipment to quantify the levels of ergonomic risk of a tool.

About Sarah Hall 

Sarah Hall, is a trained Ergonomics Technician and Technical Specification Manager at Milwaukee Tool, She completed her degree at San Diego State University and has spent a great deal of time focused on tool use injuries, reducing jobsite accidents, and improving productivity. Her specialized training in finance allows Milwaukee Tool to quantify the benefit of Ergonomic Safety and prove the ROI of tool safety. Sarah has worked in the tool industry for half a dozen years helping to improve tool design, quality, and overall user experience.

About Raffi Elchemmas

Raffi Elchemmas, MBA, AEP, is an industry leading Ergonomist with board certification in professional ergonomics. He completed degrees in Kinesiology at Michigan State University and an MBA in Health Sector Management at DePaul University in Chicago. He has worked in the tool industry for years helping to disrupt the injury prone environment by reducing thousands of work-related ergonomic injuries and helped to quantify millions of dollars in customer savings through ergonomics. After his post-graduate studies in Ergonomics at Harvard University he joined Milwaukee Tool, the most forward-thinking tool company to help reduce and eliminate ergonomic tooling injuries worldwide.