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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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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 ...
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Automation: A Friend Or Foe To Ergonomics?

The number one cause of occupational, lost time injuries is bodily reaction to overexertion, which — according to the National Safety Council — accounts for over 30% of days missed. That injury rate of 27 per 10,000 full-time workers is ...
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Why Amazon’s Focus On Injury Prevention Will Likely Improve Ergonomics ...

When Amazon announced its new WorkingWell program — an effort to improve employee health issues and reduce the risk of injuries — in May 2021, the company’s high-profile emphasis on ergonomics established its leadership position among competitors. The company, perhaps ...
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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 ...