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October 10, 2019

Leveraging Ergonomic Design Guidelines

Effective ergonomics processes emphasize both improvement and prevention – reducing ergonomics risks in existing operations while ensuring the ergonomics acceptability of new products and equipment.  Ergonomic […]
September 26, 2019

Why Standardize Your Workplace Ergonomics Assessment Tools?

Successful ergonomics improvement programs include at least these 4 steps: Identifying Potential Ergonomics Issues Ergonomics Assessment Tools Controlling Ergonomics Risks Cost Justifying Ergonomic Improvements If your […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Automotive Parts Manufacturing

Source Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1988 (Bulletin No. 2308). Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Various manual material handling tasks performed by workers. Task Prior to Abatement […]
March 10, 1995

3M Pilots Ergonomic Program

  Task Prior to Abatement (Description) 3M Pilots Ergonomic Program. Workers manufacture various cardiovascular surgical devices. Task Prior to Abatement (Method Which Identified Hazard) The medical […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Moving Storage Drums

Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Ergonomic case study for workers moving storage drums. Workers manually unload newly arrived drums which weigh 50 to 75 pounds a […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Toyota’s Motor Manufacturing Assembly

Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Workers had to perform auto plants normal production assembly. The tasks involve various postures, reaching distances, pinching or gripping, and manual […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Palletizing Boxes

Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Ergonomic case study for workers palletizing boxes. Pick-up carton: The worker picks up a carton from a 27 inch high conveyor […]