engineering

We’re building a new line. We don’t want to repeat the problems of the old line. How can we build for our workers?

Facilities using equipment that “can’t be changed” still, somehow, manage strain/sprain injury risk – we provide platforms, improve tools, use job rotation, and explore the possibility of using exoskeletons. The news that we’re “building a new line” creates a spring of hope that we’ll have an opportunity to eliminate the problems of the old line. […]
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12 questions to help you identify ergo program goals for 2022

It’s planning time, so we’ve put together a dozen questions that will help you to focus your ergonomics initiatives in the coming year. We audit ergonomics programs, so if you’d like more help setting some 2022 ergo goals, give us a call. Of all the injuries that happen in your facility, what percentage were strains […]
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Will an ergonomist recommend slowing down production?

Every ergonomist considers the effect of production rate on injury risk. In school, we learn that injury risk is related to repetitive or sustained exposure to forceful, awkward postures. Presented with forceful, awkward tasks that seem impossible to change, the logical suggestion is to limit exposure by slowing things down. Reducing the work rate gives […]
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