Tuggers, carts and casters: Evolving the wheel for automation

Written by Roberto Michel. Originally posted on October 5, 2021 The move toward automation doesn’t mean a decline in demand for materials handling carts and the casters and wheels found on them. Far from it. In multiple ways, the automation trend is pulling the market for carts and casters right along with it, increasing demand for carts Read more about Tuggers, carts and casters: Evolving the wheel for automation[…]

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[…]

Re-visiting office ergonomics for a safe return

Written by Linda Miller. Originally posted on July 12, 2021 Adjusting the workplace to meet diverse needs post pandemic The growing number of vaccinated Canadians is generating much excitement, especially because it might mean getting back to normal. But when that happens, will everyone go back to the office? In the last year, with millions Read more about Re-visiting office ergonomics for a safe return[…]

25 Years as a Certified Professional Ergonomist!

The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) was incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization in July 1990. In 1996 Ms. Lima Nativo became a Certified Professional Ergonomist, and recently received an acknowledgement from the Board recognizing her 25 years of certification.   Along with her degree in physical therapy and her California license, Ms. Read more about 25 Years as a Certified Professional Ergonomist![…]

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[…]

97% of Ortho Residents Have OR-Related Musculoskeletal Pain, Says Mayo Study

Written by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. Originally  posted on April 19, 2021. Residents…their exposure to the contortions of the OR is limited, so they wouldn’t have musculoskeletal (MSP) pain, right? Read on. Inspired by his own real-life musculoskeletal travails during residency, an orthopedic surgeon, Kade McQuivey, M.D. of Mayo Clinic, set out to investigate MSP Read more about 97% of Ortho Residents Have OR-Related Musculoskeletal Pain, Says Mayo Study[…]

New safety app helps miners identify hazards

Written by Zach Mentz. Originally posted on April 08, 2021. The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) unveiled an app for mine workers and mine safety health professionals to track safety hazards in real time. Version 2.0 of the ErgoMine app is an on-the-ground resource and auditing app to help miners identify, record and track safety hazards Read more about New safety app helps miners identify hazards[…]

Not Just Keyboards: Many Types of Workers Can Develop Carpal Tunnel

Written by Robert Preidt. Originally posted on April 08, 2021 THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In a discovery that shows carpal tunnel syndrome doesn’t strike just office workers, researchers report that people who work in construction or manufacturing have a higher risk of carpal tunnel syndrome than those with desk jobs. Why the Read more about Not Just Keyboards: Many Types of Workers Can Develop Carpal Tunnel[…]

Knees, back and shoulders the focus of new MSD prevention posters

Photo: Center of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders Originally Posted on February 19, 2021 Waterloo, Ontario — A Canadian safety group has added three posters – focused on reducing the risk of MSD injuries in the knees, shoulders and lower back – to its musculoskeletal injury prevention resource library. The Center of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Read more about Knees, back and shoulders the focus of new MSD prevention posters[…]

Ergonomics on the shop floor

    Photo Id: 31914199 Originally posted on October 01, 2020 Performing vehicle service can be physically demanding, especially when working with tires. Many older technicians can tell you that the years of heavy lifting, bending and strain can take its toll on one’s physical health over time. To minimize the likelihood of injury and Read more about Ergonomics on the shop floor[…]