Work Measurement: Time Study

The U.S. Department of Labor, in response to Congressional scrutiny, has increased its enforcement activity on §14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. One of the most common violations that results in back wage liability is inaccurate time studies! This seminar will help you ensure that your organization is paying workers with disabilities fairly and accurately.

Designed to introduce the techniques utilized when performing Stopwatch Time Studies and how the results affect operational, marketing, and programming efforts. The information will be presented with regard to US Department of Labor regulations.  During the training we will be discussing all aspects of conducting Time Studies and setting Engineered Labor Standards such as:

DOL/FLSA compliance Work Simplification Productivity assessment
Method Study Flow charting Stop watch time study
Ergonomics Work place design Allowances
Motion economy Work Sampling Hourly wage rate and piece rate determination

The seminar will allow its participants to answer the following:

  • How to define and examine a task according to safety, quality and quantity criteria.
  • What type of supports does the individual need to perform at optimum levels?
  • When a task is defined - what is a reasonable time for a qualified, thoroughly trained and experienced worker to carry it out?
  • When the time is defined - what is a reasonable amount of output from a qualified, thoroughly trained and experienced worker?
  • How to pay a person in relationship to their output.

Participants will need to bring to the training: Stop watch, Calculator, Time study form currently using

Who should attend? Persons who are responsible for time studies, analyzing work sites/job analysis, designing and setting up work sites, and task analysis including production personnel, job supervisors, job coaches, service or division managers, teachers, personnel or human resource directors, and any others who offer services which support persons who work.

About the presenter: Tom Sechrist, principal and founder of Sechrist and Associates, is a highly regarded trainer and technical assistance provider. Mr. Sechrist has over 28 years experience in both the rehabilitation and business community. Tom specializes in topics related to financial management, work measurement, human resource development, entrepreneurial enterprises, management and marketing. His humor and businesslike approach create an informative learning environment. He has presented on numerous occasions at MARO seminars and conferences and has received consistently high marks.

Registration Information

Time Study April 25 Okemos Conference Center $240*

(*MARO members receive substantial
discounts. Member rate is $160 per seminar)
The seminar begins at 9:00 a.m. and lasts until 4:00 p.m. Registration is limited, so register early. Registration fee includes lunch and all handout materials. Registrations must be received by April 18. 2008. Cancellations are subject to a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after April 18, 2008. Substitutions are permitted. Hotel accommodations are $79 single or double at the Holiday Inn Express adjacent to the conference center. Call (517) 349-8700. The conference center and hotel is located at I-96 Exit 110 Exit, just east of Lansing

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