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[…]

Notes of discomfort: Study keys in on trends in marching band members’ pain

Photo by Zachary C.Person, OSU Written by Steve Lundeberg. Originally posted on February 08, 2021 CORVALLIS, Ore. – Marching band members in leadership roles are more likely to feel discomfort in the neck and upper back than their less experienced bandmates, who in turn are more susceptible to left-hand pain and cognitive strain, a new Read more about Notes of discomfort: Study keys in on trends in marching band members’ pain[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Pipetting, the easy way: a focus on ergonomic design

Originally posted on June 5th, 2020. Intensive and repeated operations using a mechanical instrument without a good ergonomic design can result in prolonged stress that can lead to a number of muscular problems, known collectively as RSI (repetitive strain injuries). At particular risk are the muscles in the neck area, shoulders, arms and thumbs. Therefore Read more about Pipetting, the easy way: a focus on ergonomic design[…]

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[…]

Ergonomics in the Lab

Written by Vince McLeod. Originally posted on December 1, 2019. Carpal tunnel is a term that strikes fear into everyone that uses a computer, and we all know how much computers are used in laboratories and research in general. Everything from data entry to notation and protocol documentation to grant, article, and proposal writing is digital Read more about Ergonomics in the Lab[…]