Many of us in the ergonomics world have been watching motion capture technology for years. Clients and ergonomists are excited about recent advances that allow us to gather information using just a phone video camera. Is it too good to be true? Let’s take a step back and look at the history, before we consider the current […]
This article summarizes the October 2 2023 conference which was hosted by CRE-MSD.
I can’t honestly say that I’ve suffered a strain/sprain injury, but I know the early signs when I see them. I have the advantage of an education and 30+ years of experience, so I’m able to avoid the progression of such an issue. (Physician, heal thyself! Ergonomist, fix thine workstation!) I can, however, report that, […]
Many workers who suffer a strain/sprain injury need pain medication, and some of these people become addicted. Applying ergonomics in these industries, so we avoid these injuries, could be part of the solution.
(Prefer to “watch” instead of read? Here’s the video: https://youtu.be/43lk-BSmGmI) At the most basic level, an ergonomist (much like a lifeguard) gets paid to watch people. In our case, we watch people work. Of course, most ergonomists would be insulted at the insinuation that “watch” is all we do, but that’s what people see us […]
Supervisors are an untapped resource of information about the costs associated with ergonomics issues. These questions can help you to understand how an ergo intervention might save the company money.