Tag: Ergonomic Initiative

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Presentation Details The Latest Developments In Exoskeletons For Manual Material ...

One of the emerging ergonomic assist technologies beginning to be deployed into manufacturing facilities and warehouses is exoskeletons (also called “exos”). These lightweight, external frames are worn by a worker with the goal of helping them to perform manual, repetitive ...
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Emerging Wearable Devices That Collect Ergonomic Data Offer Potential For ...

Wearable devices are quickly creeping into all aspects of our lives. From smart watches to smart glasses, and even fitness tracker and pedometer apps on the smart phones in our pockets, wearables are tracking our location, the distance we travel, ...
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Exoskeletons Have Potential To Help Workers Perform Manual Material Handling ...

With the current U.S. workforce both aging and not as fit as it was 25 years ago, companies are examining a variety of ergonomic assist solutions to help workers perform manual, repetitive material handling activities safely and efficiently. One such ...
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Avoid These Three Common Ergonomics Mistakes

Even as operations are adding more automation and technologies that free personnel from redundant or repetitive work, manual material handling tasks remain. An emphasis on safety and proper ergonomics — as well as investing in ergonomic equipment that supports safe ...
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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, ...
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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 ...