Tag: Manual Material Handling

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E-Commerce And Ergonomics: The Evolution Of Lift Assist Devices To ...

The latest findings from Digital Commerce 360 confirm what many in retail distribution already knew: that COVID-19 prompted exponential growth in online shopping and e-commerce order fulfillment. In the U.S., e-commerce grew 32% in 2020, and tapered back to 14.2% ...
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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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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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How Lift Assist Devices Can Improve Worker Ergonomics Across Multiple ...

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, among its Top 10 most common causes of workplace injuries in 2020 overexertion was fourth, followed by repetitive motion at fifth. With both of these ...
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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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Use These Ergonomic Tools To Lessen The Risk Of Wrist ...

This post is part of the EASE Educational Series: Ergonomic Solutions from Head to Toe The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics documenting nonfatal injuries and illnesses in 2019 found that warehousing and storage workers sustained 1,020 ...
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Minimize Eye Strain With These Ergonomic Solutions

This post is part of the EASE Educational Series: Ergonomic Solutions from Head to Toe Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that 330 general warehousing and storage workers experienced an eye injury that kept them out of work ...
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Considering Intelligent Lifting Devices For A Manual Handling Application? Look ...

An intelligent lifting device (ILD) is a lift assist solution or load manipulation system that moves seamlessly and precisely with its human operator’s motion. Programmed to mimic the exact job being performed and acting as an extension of the body, ...