EASEErgonomic Solutions

3 Considerations When Adding Industrial Ergonomics Solutions

According to the National Safety Council, the total cost of work-related injuries in 2019 was $171.0 billion. That total includes $53.9 billion in wage and productivity losses, $35.5 billion in medical expenses, and $59.7 billion in administrative expenses. Further, 70 ...
ProGMAStandards

Observe These Standards When Specifying Electrical Panel And Cabinet Guarding

Virtually every piece of equipment or machinery installed in warehouse, distribution center, or manufacturing facility requires an electrical panel or cabinet located in close proximity to provide power to the system. Yet leaving these sensitive housings exposed to potential damage ...
EASEEducation

EASE Council Publication Offers Ergonomic Guidelines And Solutions For Manual ...

While lately there has been increasing interest in automated material handling solutions, there will always be manual material handling tasks in warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities. Performing those tasks properly and with the optimal ergonomic solution reduces the risk ...
Guarding SolutionsProGMA

The Pros And Cons Of Different Building Column Protector Styles

Installed around a building column at its base, column protectors are industrial guarding devices that serve to minimize the effect of an impact by a motorized vehicle or forklift. They are most often found in aisle or areas of a ...
EASEErgonomic Solutions

Reduce Inefficiencies And Injuries By Combining Ergonomic Solutions With Lean ...

While they may focus on different areas, there’s a natural synchrony between the principles of Lean manufacturing processes and ergonomic practices: both seek to eliminate waste and downtime while boosting efficiencies. Operations with Lean manufacturing initiatives continuously work toward minimizing ...
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Standardized Crash Testing Methodology Helps Purchasers Assess Different Industrial Guardrails ...

Prior to the publication of ANSI MH31.2 – Test Method for Crash Testing Industrial Guardrail Barriers and Barrier Posts by the members of the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), a standardized testing methodology to assess the performance of these protective ...
EASEEducation

EASE To Exhibit At 2022 Applied Ergonomics Conference

This year, the Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment (EASE) Council of MHI will be exhibiting at the Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida, March 21-24, 2022. The event has been presented by ...
Guarding SolutionsProGMA

Safeguard Employees And Facility Structures In The Dock Area With ...

With everything that goes on in (and through) a facility’s shipping and receiving docks, it’s no wonder that space is frequently the most heavily trafficked in a building. From a variety of over-the-road vehicles backing in and pulling away and ...
EASEErgonomic Solutions

Ergonomic Equipment, Best Practices Reduce Risk Of Repetitive Motion Injury

When considering the primary cause of on-the-job musculoskeletal injuries, most people likely envision a one-time event, such as an employee lifting a heavy box while bending from the waist instead of their knees or twisting in an awkward position to ...
ProGMAStandards

When OSHA Regulations Don’t Cover Your Specific Guarding Scenario, Refer ...

When considering guarding devices that protect personnel from hazards that could result in an injury, it’s important to refer to the mandates of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As the top regulatory agency in the U.S., compliance with ...