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Four Companies Finalists for Ohio BWC Innovation Awards

The four finalists for the 2019 Safety Innovation Awards are the Francis Manufacturing Company, J&R Farms, TERYDON Inc., and Yoder Drilling & Geothermal Inc Feb 22, 2019 The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has announced the four finalists for its 2019 Safety Innovation Awards. The Safety Innovation Awards program recognizes employers for commitment to workplace safety and Read more about Four Companies Finalists for Ohio BWC Innovation Awards[…]

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How Will Ergonomics Enable the Future of Industrial Automation?

The scientific knowledge and methods used in ergonomics and human factors provides the ability to understand users, consumers and systems; to design new manufacturing technology, develop innovative and marketable products and services; improve operational efficiency; manage the ageing workforce; and improve health and safety. Ergonomics and human factors have always been important to manufacturing. Ever Read more about How Will Ergonomics Enable the Future of Industrial Automation?[…]

Effective Cab Ergonomics Has Key Role in Driver Productivity, Safety and Health, Industry Experts Say

At GP Transco, a trucking company based in Darien, Ill., about 60% of company drivers leave on Sunday or Monday and return on Friday. An additional third are gone for two to three weeks. That’s a long time for any person to spend the majority of a 24-hour day in a small space. Manufacturers that Read more about Effective Cab Ergonomics Has Key Role in Driver Productivity, Safety and Health, Industry Experts Say[…]

Ergonomics in Endoscopy: Balancing Efficiency and Physician Wellbeing

Imagine a physically demanding job, one that requires a person to perform repetitive motions again and again over the course of the day, the week and throughout their careers. An endoscopist might not be the first occupation that comes to mind when considering what positions might be at risk for work-related pain or injuries, but Read more about Ergonomics in Endoscopy: Balancing Efficiency and Physician Wellbeing[…]

How Ergonomics Training Can Improve Your Greenhouse Worker Productivity

Micro-ergonomics is the art of identifying the smallest flaws in a production process and avoiding the accumulation of very large inefficiencies. It starts with attention to the details of production practices, and it requires knowledge about the principles of how to get the most production from the least stress on the human body. These principles Read more about How Ergonomics Training Can Improve Your Greenhouse Worker Productivity[…]

Ergonomically designed tools that replace manual tools and increase production times!

This clip shows ergonomically designed, air powered, cutting and crimping tools that replace manual tools that cause strain and injury such as carpal tunnel and tendinitis due to repetition. They drastically increase production times and improve consistency.  

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Over Three Times More Common in Women Workers

In October 2018, researchers associated with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a study showing that between 2007 and 2014, almost 140,000 workers in the state reported carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) workers’ compensation claims. This adds up to 6.3 claims per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers. While that figure by itself may not appear Read more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Over Three Times More Common in Women Workers[…]

Protecting Plant Employees With Wireless Power Technology

The National Safety Council says that a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. That’s 4.5 million injuries per year. The pain and suffering that result from workplace injuries is incalculable and serves as motivation enough for manufacturers to do all they can to prevent accidents. But in terms of productivity, the cost is also Read more about Protecting Plant Employees With Wireless Power Technology[…]

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![…]

Solutions to Control Hazards

Solutions to Control Hazards Many industries have successfully implemented ergonomic solutions in their facilities as a way to address their workers’ MSD injury risks. These interventions have included modifying existing equipment, making changes in work practices and purchasing new tools or other devices to assist in the production process. Making these changes has reduced physical Read more about Solutions to Control Hazards[…]