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Forklift operator comfort is essential

Written by MHW Magazine. Originally posted on September 4, 2021 A forklift operator’s office is the truck’s cabin so it’s essential that every aspect of the cab’s design is considered if the operator is going to be kept comfortable and productive throughout the working day, says Toyota Material Handling UK’s Gary Ison Sitting comfortably Ergonomics Read more about Forklift operator comfort is essential[…]

Efficient packing is forward facing packing

Packing stations must meet the demands of labor shortages, faster pacing and more demanding customers. Here’s how they do it. Written by Amanda Loudin. Originally posted on September 8, 2021 As it looked back over its lost-time claims from a two-year period, a national outdoors apparel retailer came to an eye-opening conclusion: a full 70% of Read more about Efficient packing is forward facing packing[…]

Re-visiting office ergonomics for a safe return

Written by Linda Miller. Originally posted on July 12, 2021 Adjusting the workplace to meet diverse needs post pandemic The growing number of vaccinated Canadians is generating much excitement, especially because it might mean getting back to normal. But when that happens, will everyone go back to the office? In the last year, with millions Read more about Re-visiting office ergonomics for a safe return[…]

How bad “cognitive ergonomics” can drain doctors’ brainpower

Written by Tanya Albert Henry. Originally posted on August 16, 2021 Think of the brain as a car with a finite amount of fuel available to function optimally. An excessive workload can drain what it takes for your brain to run properly. So too can having to work in a way that you are constantly switching tasks Read more about How bad “cognitive ergonomics” can drain doctors’ brainpower[…]

25 Years as a Certified Professional Ergonomist!

The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) was incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization in July 1990. In 1996 Ms. Lima Nativo became a Certified Professional Ergonomist, and recently received an acknowledgement from the Board recognizing her 25 years of certification.   Along with her degree in physical therapy and her California license, Ms. Read more about 25 Years as a Certified Professional Ergonomist![…]

Ergonomics, on or off the truck

Written by Roberto Michel. Originally posted on June 11, 2021 Today’s lift trucks and standup orderpickers are designed with ergonomics in mind, but new types of wearables are another means of reducing strains and risk of injury for operators. Plenty of features make operating a lift truck easier and more comfortable, but when operators are off their trucks Read more about Ergonomics, on or off the truck[…]

Why HR Should Focus on Ergonomics

Written by Paul Bergeron. Originally posted on May 19, 2021 Many HR teams recognize the mental and physical toll that working from home has taken on employees. Stress, anxiety, lack of sleep and now a raft of physical ailments from poor ergonomics have led to exploding health care costs for some. Those physical problems are expected to escalate Read more about Why HR Should Focus on Ergonomics[…]

Manual vs. Electronic Pipetting: What You Need to Know

Written by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Originally posted on July 01, 2021 When it comes to liquid handling, it is critical to ensure quality, reproducibility and precision in pipetting. You should be as comfortable using your pipette as an artist with a paint brush. Using it is second nature, but the better the quality of the Read more about Manual vs. Electronic Pipetting: What You Need to Know[…]

Ottobock To Help Logistics Industry Workers Reduce Back Injuries

Written by Mary Ellen McCandless. Originally posted on May 17, 2021 Workers in logistics facilities, such as parcel distribution centers, lift the equivalent weight of a Boeing 747 airplane over five workdays, on average, from carrying packages, crates, and other objects on the job, according to a new study. The study found that a high Read more about Ottobock To Help Logistics Industry Workers Reduce Back Injuries[…]

New ideas to improve safety and ergonomics

Written by Gary Forger. Originally posted on May 17, 2021 Most every story about safety and ergonomics in the warehouse features equipment such as lift tables and rack netting. This isn’t that story. Instead we went in another direction. This one focuses on wearables and software. Not that lift tables and netting aren’t still essential. They Read more about New ideas to improve safety and ergonomics[…]