Tag: Manual Material Handling

EASEErgonomic Solutions

Ergonomic Industrial Workstations Reduce Worker Fatigue

The number of manufacturing and assembly operations in the U.S. is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.96% between 2024 and 2028. Simultaneously, value added services — often customizations performed by workers — are likely ...
EASEEducation

Use Pushing And Pulling Guidelines To Assess Workers’ Potential Injury ...

Warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities often rely on people power to move loads. Workers push or pull wheeled carts and pallet jacks to transport items. Yet the forces associated with maneuvering parts and products through different processes can also ...
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E-Commerce and Ergonomics: How Adapting Pallet Rack with Carton Flow ...

This post is part of the EASE Council’s Educational Series: E-Commerce and Ergonomics Forecasts predict that the North American e-commerce market will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.5% between now and 2027. Contributing to this growth ...
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Hear How Ergonomic Solutions Make Work Easier In New EASE ...

The members of the Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment (EASE) Council offer a variety of educational resources, presentations and seminars, technical papers, checklists, and ergonomic articles on their website. They also produce videos whose content offers insights into the application ...
EASEEducation

New Research Examines Biomechanical Efficacy and Factors Affecting the Adoption ...

While the benefits of implementing ergonomic equipment are well documented, the reasons why workers do not always use such equipment are less so. To assess existing research on these topics, the members of the Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment (EASE) ...
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E-Commerce and Ergonomics: How Portable Ergonomic Conveyors Reduce The Risk ...

This post is part of the EASE Council’s Educational Series: E-Commerce and Ergonomics One of the most ergonomically taxing jobs in an e-commerce warehouse or fulfillment center is unloading and loading floor-stacked cartons in shipping containers or trailers. While this ...
EASEGuidelines

Use Improvement Assessment Checklists As Part Of Your Ergonomic Evaluation ...

To lower the risk and severity of musculoskeletal injuries associated with manual handling tasks, there are a variety of interventions and improvements that can occur. Multiple benefits can be gained when managers and workers seek new handling practices and equipment ...
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For Safer Handling Change These Four Manual Work Practices

Although automation is increasingly appearing throughout supply chains, hand laborers and material movers performing manual tasks still fill the majority of warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment jobs. Indeed, an average of 1.06 million openings for these positions will be available annually ...
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Resolve To Create A Proactive Ergonomics Improvement Action Plan In ...

Why does your operation need a proactive ergonomics improvement action plan in 2023? If yours is one of the hundreds of U.S. businesses that’s experienced a non-fatal workplace injury in its facilities, then you know first-hand the direct costs: workers ...
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Guidelines For Safe Equipment Use Minimize Risk Of Worker Injuries

For operations looking to move away from exclusively using human power to handle individual items and containers in warehousing and fulfillment operations, there are a variety of recommendations for the selection of — and guidelines for the safe use of ...