ErgoFactor® Forum

Business and Industry-Wide Ergonomic Best Practices Forum

Who We Are


The ErgoFactor® Forum is an interactive group that meets every six weeks to discuss and problem-solve issues related to business and industry-wide ergonomics.

As a group, we will identify common ergonomic frustrations and work together to strategize and implement the best practices in your facility.

No stone will be left unturned. We will explore issues ranging from aging workforce to best lifting tables to implementing preventative programs. The goal is to share knowledge across our areas of expertise to ultimately shape a happier workforce in 2015 and beyond!


Ergonomic injuries continue to be the nation's number one issue, accounting for one-third of the workplace injuries each year, according to the Department of Labor. Most companies right here in Northeast Wisconsin, face this issue as well.

The old adage, "two heads are better than one" is the philosophy we intend to implement. By gathering the areas' best professionals and putting our ideas and thoughts to work, we are confident we will be able to develop "Ergonomic Best Practices" from which everyone will benefit!


March 24, 2015
Initial Meeting

May 5th, 2015
"Breaking the Barrier: OSHA Ergonomic Overview" (Guest Speaker Kelly Bubolz from OSHA)

June 16th, 2015
"Employee Engagement" (Guest Speaker Tim Kinney from Miller Electric)

July 28th, 2015
"Cost Justification/ROI" (Guest Speaker Ray Koenig – M3 & Brian Zoeller – Neenah Foundry Co.)

September 15th, 2015
"Post Offer Pre-Employment Testing" (Guest Speaker Gregory Grobe from the Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. & Tim Knack from Kohler Company)

October 27th, 2015
"Vibration Analysis" (Speaker Eric Blankenheim, OTR, MSIE, CPE, CSP)

December 8th, 2015
"The Changing Demographics of a Worker" (Guest Speakers David Mikolzyk, MD from Lakeshore Orthopaedics, Dawn Bolwerk, APNP from Thrivent Financial, & Kristyn Madalinski, RN, LDHS from Alo Health, LLC)

March 1st, 2016
"Ergonomic Impact of Standing and Anti-Fatigue Matting" (Matting in a workplace has several purposes: It ensures safety and sanitation while protecting floor surfaces, improves worker comfort on the job, provides shock protection and improves indoor air quality.)

May 24th, 2016

August 23rd, 2016

November 15th, 2016

"Ergonomic injuries continue to be the nation's number one issue, accounting for one-third of the workplace injuries each year..."

Department of Labor



  Meeting Dates Above, each from 9 AM - 11:30 AM


  D.J. Bordini Center
5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, WI 54914


  The forum is being sponsored by Blankenheim Services.

No cost to participate.

Contact Us

Don't Hesitate To Get in Touch

  (920) 830-6697

  ErgoFactor Forum Email

  1650 Tri-Park Way - Suite A, Appleton WI 54914

  Monday to Friday - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM