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[…]

The Golden Zone: Reducing Stresses While Increasing Profits

Written by Brian Neuwirth. Posted on Nov 18, 2019 A busy warehouse filled with thousands of items, buzzing with equipment and lift trucks can pose many safety risks for the employees responsible for fulfilling the orders. Keeping workers safer while maintaining a competitive operation is no easy task. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Read more about The Golden Zone: Reducing Stresses While Increasing Profits[…]

On the clock: How to design a thoroughly modern workplace

Written By Hannah Hickok. Posted November 21, 2019. Photo by Nikolaj Thaning Rentzmann The gig economy is only expanding: Freelancers currently make up about a third of the American workforce and are projected to comprise half by 2027, a trend that’s mirrored in the growing contract workforce across the globe. With fewer people tied to Read more about On the clock: How to design a thoroughly modern workplace[…]

Safer Patient Handling: Stat!

Written by Frank Long, MS. Posted October 10, 2019 Healthcare jobs are dangerous. Maybe not as dangerous as bullfighting or lion taming but certainly right up there with anyone who works with chainsaws or roller skates. The risk of worker injury in the healthcare space is ubiquitous and hovers in places one might think unlikely. Read more about Safer Patient Handling: Stat![…]

‘Tis the Season… for Workplace Injuries

By John Leo Post on Sep 27, 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday might still be a couple of months away, but shipping and retail companies are already starting to prepare for the influx of orders and deliveries that they will fulfill this holiday shopping season. Companies like UPS, Target and Amazon have announced their Read more about ‘Tis the Season… for Workplace Injuries[…]

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Ergonomic Assembly Tools Can Ease the Pain of Manufacturing

Manufacturing industries, with diverse fastening applications from the motor vehicle industry to appliances and aerospace to white goods, rely on assembly tools such as air-powered screwdrivers, nut runners, and drills. These tools are a driving force in bringing products to market, but they can also be the cause of undue pain for their operators if Read more about Ergonomic Assembly Tools Can Ease the Pain of Manufacturing[…]

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Positioning Equipment Improves Ergonomics for Medical Device Assembler

Ergonomic upgrades are becoming a vital part of many workplaces, and assembly workstations can be especially challenging. According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, ergonomic issues cost U.S. companies upwards of $54 billion annually, and they account for one-third of workplace absences. Thermo Fisher Scientific, a leading manufacturer of laboratory technology, recently Read more about Positioning Equipment Improves Ergonomics for Medical Device Assembler[…]

New DOL BLS data is out!

The US Department of Labor (DOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released data from 2017 on November 8, 2018.  It is always interesting to me that the data regarding musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) doesn’t really change that much from year to year.  Once again in this data set, median days away from work (a key measure Read more about New DOL BLS data is out![…]