Tag: Ergonomic Training

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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 ...
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Safety Training Best Practices Reduce Risk Of Worker Injuries

Nearly every warehouse and distribution center touts “safety first” as an operational mandate; yet some operations have better safety records than others. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics noting that annual warehouse fatalities doubled between 2015 and 2017, and warehouse ...
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Ergonomic, Safe Workplaces Enhance Productivity Of Workforce

Warehouse operations, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers that invest in ergonomically designed technologies and training to help workers safely perform physical tasks will improve both their wellbeing and overall productivity. That’s because anywhere from a third to half of all ...
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Why Every Ergonomic Workstation Is Customized

There’s a reason why a multitude of options and accessories are offered for equipping an ergonomic workstation: no two operations or processes are the same. Likewise, no two associates are the same either. That’s why, when specifying a workstation to ...
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Taking The Guesswork Out Of Lifting And Moving

While all workplace movements related to physical stress and injuries likely cannot be prevented, many of the body strains associated with these activities can be significantly reduced. This can be accomplished by changing work design, utilizing equipment designed for ergonomics, ...