Adjustable packaging line accommodates employees

Written By Josh Bond. Originally posted on June 9, 2020 Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion has specialized in cheese packaging since 2005, serving customers throughout the United States from its facility in Monroe, Wisc. When it came time to expand its contract packaging services by adding a second tray line, the company took the opportunity to improve Read more about Adjustable packaging line accommodates employees[…]

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[…]

Furniture dealer leans into the future of work

The Trellis showroom/headquarters at 37 Ottawa Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids features flexible, adaptive pieces that can fit with any work environment. Courtesy Trellis Written by Rachel Watson. Originally posted on May 15th, 2020. Knowing life won’t just resume “business as usual” after the economy reopens, a local furniture dealer is working to help companies Read more about Furniture dealer leans into the future of work[…]

10 Worker Safety and Productivity Tips for 2020

Written by Steve Ludwig. Originally posted on May 8, 2020. It’s a new decade (depending on whether you believe the decade begins with year zero or year 1), but manufacturing safety challenges keep expanding: digital transformation, fewer available workers, globalization, and how to manage safety and security risks among them. We’re living in an era Read more about 10 Worker Safety and Productivity Tips for 2020[…]

Goodbye to open office spaces? How experts are rethinking the workplace.

Written by Sarah Gibbens. Originally posted on April 30, 2020. Distracting, intrusive, and now a potential health hazard. The list of grievances against crowded open office floor plans is mounting, and as state officials mull how to safely reopen offices shuttered by the coronavirus, some people are wondering whether the design is on its way out Read more about Goodbye to open office spaces? How experts are rethinking the workplace.[…]

Ergonomics Recommendations for Remote Work

Written by Anand Subramanian, Brandy Farris Miller, Jeffrey Fernandez. Originally posted on April 1, 2020. Photo credit: Dreamstime.com, ID 88803054 The world has moved to a reality where many people are working from home and social distancing measures require a new normal.  This means more and more people are working at a location other than Read more about Ergonomics Recommendations for Remote Work[…]

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[…]

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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[…]

Maximum weight children should carry in school backpacks

Date: July 2, 2019 Source: University of Granada Summary: Scientists have established that school children who use backpacks should avoid loads of more than 10% of their body weight — and those who use trolleys, 20% of their body weight. FULL STORY Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) and UK-based Liverpool John Moores University have determined for Read more about Maximum weight children should carry in school backpacks[…]