Failure to Consider the Human Will Result in Failure of the Human

Posted March 22, 2018 in Ergonomics
Geary A. Rummler was a pioneer in the performance improvement field, most famous for saying “If you put a good person against a bad system, the system wins almost every time.” He knew that using lean manufacturing and other continuous improvement...
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A Key Goal of Ergonomics is to Reduce WMSDs. What Are They?

Posted March 20, 2018 in Ergonomics
They’re work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and they can cost yourworkersand your bottom line plenty: in pain, suffering, lost time, product defects, hospitalizations, workers’ compensation claims, and more. The Bureau of Labor Statistics...
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Infographic: Making Lean More Human

Posted March 15, 2018 in Ergonomics
Going lean is a growing trend in American manufacturing today, with about half of the enterprises in the country choosing lean manufacturing (aka Lean Six Sigma) over traditional mass production. Ergonomics, the study and implementation of...
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Case Study: How a Simple Ergonomic Solution Saved a Plant $24K a Year

Posted March 13, 2018 in Ergonomics
Ergonomics is the study and implementation of practices that help humans interact with processes—including industrial processes—more safely and healthfully. But there’s a healthy-bottom-line aspect to ergonomics too, as people at Plant 4 of...
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eBook: Lean Manufacturing and Ergonomics: Why They Belong Together

Posted March 06, 2018 in Ergonomics
Lean manufacturing and ergonomics may seem to pull in opposite directions, with lean pushing production efficiencies and ergonomics emphasizing the physical/physiological needs of workers. However, lean manufacturing and ergonomics can work...
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Ergonomic Insights: Functional Ergonomics

Posted October 31, 2017 in Ergonomics
When work brings a high physical demand in both pace and material handling, the probability of a musculoskeletal injury occurring increases exponentially. Regardless of the job’s tasks, proper ergonomic guidance (e.g., training, instruction,...
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Is Your Employee Training Solving Real Ergo Problems?

Posted October 12, 2017 in Ergonomics
 It’s often a question that is front-of-mind to many risk, human resource and safety managers: How can our organization maintain best practices when it comes to OSHA and ANSI standard-compliant employee training? Get the answer to this question...
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The Power of Color Selection in the Work Environment

Posted September 27, 2017 in Ergonomics
One of the most overlooked aspects of design in the work environment is the use of color. There are various reasons outside the realm of ergonomics, human factors, and psychology that can dictate colors within a workplace (company branding,...
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Working at the Appropriate Work Surface Height

Posted September 25, 2017 in Ergonomics

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Infographic: Understanding Ergonomics

Posted September 21, 2017 in Ergonomics , Infographic
  Ergonomics requires a thorough understanding of all the moving parts associated with a system; i.e., each individual component, as well as how each component relates to, and functions as part of, the overall system. A systems-based ergonomics...
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