Hand, wrist and arm ergonomic analysis methods

Review of Hand/Wrist/Arm Ergonomics Analysis Methods: Part 1

When Ergoweb teaches job assessment techniques, we often start with the scientific foundation for the methods we believe to be the most useful in the identification and prevention of work-related musc [...]

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Ergonomics for Business, in Business Terms

I read an article titled "Corporate Ergonomics: It's Musculoskeletal Disorder Management and System Optimization," by Nancy L.J. Larson, the corporate ergonomist for 3M, and found it to be particul [...]

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Economics of Ergonomics

The Ergonomics of Economics is the Economics of Ergonomics

Introduction I came across this article written by the late Hal W. Hendrick, and was immediately impressed with his early recognition that the successful path forward for the field of ergonomics w [...]

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Manipulators

Background A manipulator can be considered a type of power assist, or more broadly, a lift assist. The connotation of "manipulator" implies that it must be guided by the human (it cannot move on [...]

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How to design a workstation

The workstation is a central focal point for optimizing human factors in production areas, whether a stationary work bench or a flexible position on a moving line. Common shortcomings to be overcome a [...]

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Process Improvement

Recent decades have witnessed the introduction of an impressive array of strategies to streamline and enhance production. Lean  — Focus on adding value and eliminating waste Just-in-Time (JIT [...]

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How to improve production

Despite all the advancements in automation and high technology, humans still constitute a decisive factor in production. Whether planning new operations or improving existing ones, it is critical to t [...]

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10 Principles of Human-Friendly Design

  You must understand the basic principles of human-friendly design to evaluate or design workplace equipment. There are no shortcuts or simple tips that replace a firm grasp of the underl [...]

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Spools/reels

Common issues Manhandling A problem when storing spools occurs when cut lengths are to be delivered, as opposed to the whole spool. When a length is to be cut, the traditional me [...]

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Misc. Dock Issues

Issues and Options Door Maintenance Truck/trailer doors Dock bay doors Evaluations in some distribution centers have revealed that the heaviest lifts were opening doors. The re [...]

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