Ergonomic Considerations for Fall Harnesses When Working at Height

Written by Marc Dudelzak. Originally Posted on December 08, 2020. Workers who spend a great deal of time working at height depend on their fall protection PPE harnesses. They want their gear to be comfortable and lightweight, not hot and heavy. Some harnesses can claim they are lighter weight, but that doesn’t always equate to Read more about Ergonomic Considerations for Fall Harnesses When Working at Height[…]

What to consider for women’s ergonomic safety on the farm

Written by Grace Connatser. Originally Posted on December 10, 2020 With women now making up 36% of total producers in the US, it’s important to consider extra precautions and prevention strategies to keep women safe in an industry that was largely built for men. Charlotte Halverson, a registered nurse and clinical director for the AgriSafe Network, Read more about What to consider for women’s ergonomic safety on the farm[…]

How to Configure Your Mouse For Comfort

Written by Simon Batt. Originally Posted on November 8, 2020 The mouse is a key accessory for using a PC, but people don’t pay enough attention to them and hurt their wrists and hands as a result. If you have an aching hand after a hard day of work and play, you may need to make some Read more about How to Configure Your Mouse For Comfort[…]

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[…]

NASA Has Just Unveiled a Brand-New Space Toilet—And It Costs $23 Million

A diagram explaining how the new “space toilet” works. Photo: Courtesy of James Blair/NASA Written By Dan Avery. Originally Posted on October 6, 2020. An 8,000-pound cargo ship docked on the International Space Station Monday morning, bringing aboard a bevy of gourmet delights. The shipment included Genoa salami, smoked Gouda, brie, cherry tomatoes, and chocolate-covered cranberries—plus Read more about NASA Has Just Unveiled a Brand-New Space Toilet—And It Costs $23 Million[…]

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[…]

Group Project Designs Ergonomic Waste Bins for NYC

Photograph courtesy of Group Project. Written By Rebecca Thienes. Originally posted on May 4, 2020 Some 23,000 public trash cans occupy the street corners of New York’s five boroughs. Many, however, are the decades-old heavy and unwieldy versions with no re­cycling capabilities. To address the problem, the NYC Department of Sanitation, Van Alen Institute, Industrial Designers Society Read more about Group Project Designs Ergonomic Waste Bins for NYC[…]

Workplace Reimagined: COVID-19 Reshapes Modern Office Experience

Photo by Peter Dressel. Written by Peter Wilk. Originally posted on May 7, 2020 The American workplace has experienced more rapid, dramatic shifts in the past few weeks than it ever has before. But the real impact of COVID-19 on how millions of people work — and how they plug into a modern office — Read more about Workplace Reimagined: COVID-19 Reshapes Modern Office Experience[…]

Early Intervention Key to Better Worker Safety

Written by Rebecca Lee. Originally posted on February 17, 2020. I don’t have to tell you that worker safety is a big deal—like a $161.5 billion big deal (the total cost of worker injuries, according to recent available data). Or, another way to look at it is $1,100 per worker or $39,000 per medically consulted injury. Read more about Early Intervention Key to Better Worker Safety[…]