Tag: Ergonomic Initiative

EASEErgonomic Solutions

Beyond Wheels And Casters: Total Cart Design Mitigates Push/Pull Forces

When engineering an industrial cart that will be handled manually for at least some (or all) of its operational usage, most users believe that the type of wheels and casters chosen is the most critical element of the design. And, ...
EASEErgonomic Solutions

Powered Wheels And Casters Make Strenuous Tasks Easier

Matching the optimal caster or wheel configuration — style, load capacity, tread material, and more — to a specific cart-based material handling application goes a long way toward increasing both worker ergonomics and productivity. However, for the ultimate ergonomic cart, one ...
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Choosing The Most Ergonomic Wheels For Your Application: Seven Areas ...

Outfitting manual material handling carts with the wheel or caster that best matches a given application is an ideal way to achieve both higher efficiency and improved ergonomics for workers. Because the wheel’s construction and materials are optimized for the ...
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Ergonomic Considerations When Specifying Wheel And Caster Brakes For Manual, ...

When specifying the design of a new manual material handling cart (or assessing the suitability of retrofitting an existing cart), operations managers and facility owners typically consider “push-pull” requirements when assessing the ergonomics of a potential solution. Sometimes overlooked, however, ...
EASEErgonomic Solutions

Until Automation Does Everything, Protect Your People With Ergonomic Solutions ...

With unemployment at record lows, U.S. manufacturing, distribution and warehousing operations are increasingly evaluating automated material handling equipment as a solution to their ongoing challenges in attracting, hiring and retaining people. Yet, for many small companies, the significant investment required ...
EASEErgonomic Solutions

Three Steps To Successfully Gain Upper Management’s Support For An ...

Congratulations! You’ve recently been tasked by upper management to implement an industrial ergonomic initiative within your company. But just because the top brass says they want to invest in creating a more ergonomic work environment doesn’t mean they have a ...
EASEEducation

The Real Impact Of Poor Ergonomics, By The Numbers

Did you know that U.S. companies spend $94 billion on workers’ compensation costs annually? It’s a shockingly large number. However, the good news is that — as a general trend — this number is steadily decreasing as more companies invest ...
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5 Key Steps To Create A Culture Focused On Worker ...

Technology and automation are changing the landscape of manual material handling. However, these tasks still require repetitive movement and physical activity. That’s why it’s all the more important to put a significant focus on ergonomics and worker safety, elevating it ...