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    Building a Better Handle: How a Simple Ergonomic Solution Reduced MSDs

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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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From Non-Systems Based to Macroergonomics: Getting to Results

Posted September 13, 2017 in Ergonomics
When a Fortune 500 manufacturing corporation launched a long-term ergonomics program in the 1980s and early 1990s, it was to improve employee safety, comply with OSHA regulations, reduce work-related illness, and make strides in productivity,...
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Viewing Ergonomics as a Complete System

Posted September 11, 2017 in Ergonomics
Currently there are two contrasting approaches that organizations use when looking at ergonomics or human factors: a systems-based ergonomics approach or non-systems-based ergonomics approach. Systems-based approaches view ergonomics/human...
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From Non-Systems Based to Macroergonomics: A Case Study

Posted September 05, 2017 in Ergonomics
Back in the 1980s and early ’90s, a Fortune 500 company had a problem it was only just becoming aware of.
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