Tag: Manual Material Handling

EASEGuidelines

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 ...
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Reduce Ergonomic Injury Risk With These Guidelines For Safer Manual ...

Even with investment in automated material handling solutions forecast to grow from a current market size of $28.8 billion to $45.1 billion in the next five years, manual handling tasks in warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities will never disappear. ...
EASEEducation

Improper Ergonomics When Handling Objects And Awkward Postures Cost Employers ...

Every week, non-fatal workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses more than $1 billion, with total injuries exceeding $58 billion annually, according to Liberty Mutual Insurance’s 2022 Workplace Safety Index. The annual report, produced by the insurer’s risk control services division, ranks ...
EASEEducation

Calculating Your Ergonomic Cost Benefits

According to Liberty Mutual’s 2021 Workplace Safety Index, the top 10 causes of the most disabling injuries on the job cost U.S. employers more than $1 billion per week. Among those 10, three represent the type of tasks associated with ...
EASEErgonomic Solutions

Supercharge Ergonomics And Productivity With These Solutions

Improving workplace ergonomics is often associated with reducing the risk of injury for employees performing strenuous, repetitive, or awkward movements to do their jobs. However, improving ergonomics by fitting the work to the workers—regardless of their size, age, or physical ...
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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 ...