Industrial

Proven solutions: Does your ergonomist do “what if” assessments?

We’ve always been proud of our quantitative approach to ergonomics. We use detailed analysis tools to determine whether work demands are acceptable, and we evaluate potential solutions against the same standards. Doesn’t everyone do this? Believe it or not, no! Many companies use checklists or score-based tools such as Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) or […]
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Wearable technology for ergonomics training – is it oversold?

Wearable technology has been gaining in popularity. In the workplace, wearable technology is being developed to monitor productivity, to identify safety hazards such as exposure to radiation, gas leaks, heat, or proximity to vehicles, to provide instruction to workers, and to promote health and wellness. Most of us are  familiar with fitness or step trackers, […]
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Our stories: Ergonomics in Poultry Processing

How is this sector unique? It’s no surprise that, in the poultry processing industry, where over 100 chickens per minute are processed, the work tends to be repetitive, awkward, and sometimes forceful. The work environment is cold, workers wear multiple layers of gloves, and floors can be slippery. From an ergonomics perspective, the injury risk […]
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Creating a Culture of Ergonomics: Employee Engagement Strategies

Safety and Health Week is coming up in May, and our clients are calling on us to help them promote ergonomics in their workplaces. Fostering a culture of employee engagement in an ergonomics program involves several key strategies. Training and education: These are two different, but related things. Education provides knowledge – supervisors and managers […]
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