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[…]

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[…]

Do’s and Don’ts for Hoist and Crane Operation

Written By John Sprovieri. Originally Posted on October 5, 2020. Hoists and cranes boost productivity, improve ergonomics and reduce damage to parts and assemblies. That’s not to say, however, that assemblers can take a cavalier attitude toward these devices. Here are some do’s and don’ts for using hoists and cranes.   Do read the ASME/ANSI Read more about Do’s and Don’ts for Hoist and Crane Operation[…]

What’s New With Cordless Tools

Photo Courtesy of Panasonic Assem-bly Tools Written by Jim Camillo. Originally posted on June 10, 2020 Few technologies achieve widespread manufacturing acceptance in their original form. Most require some sort of modification before they begin to be regularly used on an assembly line. A good example is cordless power tools, which didn’t become commonplace in manufacturing Read more about What’s New With Cordless Tools[…]

New Diesel Forklifts Elevate Ergonomics and Productivity

Written By Josh Bond. Originally posted on August 10, 2020 Adlam Engineering is a manufacturer of industrial machine components for the mining and general industrial sectors. The company specializes in rebuilding mining equipment, as well as the engineering, design and manufacture of alternative and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts for surface and underground mining. Two new Read more about New Diesel Forklifts Elevate Ergonomics and Productivity[…]

How Health and Safety Managers Can Reduce the Risk of Hand Injuries

Written by Andrew Shields. Originally posted on February 1, 2020. The hand is one of the most complex pieces of engineering in the human body, which explains its vulnerability in industrial environments. What actions can occupational health and safety managers take to specify PPE that better protects workers’ hands and reduces the number of lost Read more about How Health and Safety Managers Can Reduce the Risk of Hand Injuries[…]

Proven Ways for Manufacturers to Improve Safety Engagement and Costs

Written by Christopher Goulart, Senior Consultant- Casualty Risk Control at Aon Risk Solutions. Originally posted on March 11, 2020. Photo credit: iStock As manufacturers focus on managing controllable expenses and preventing losses in all aspects of their operations, effective safety processes and programs can have a significant positive impact. Notably, they can reduce workplace injuries, workers’ compensation costs Read more about Proven Ways for Manufacturers to Improve Safety Engagement and Costs[…]

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Five Strategies to Improve Workplace Ergonomics

Through these best practices, manufacturing organizations can significantly change the reduction and mitigation of MSDs, improve health outcomes, reduce costs and increase productivity. Dr. Raffi Terzian, M.D., MPH | Aug 21, 2019 Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common among all Americans; however, employees in manufacturing settings are especially vulnerable to developing these injuries due to a number of Read more about Five Strategies to Improve Workplace Ergonomics[…]

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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[…]