manual handling

Product review: Snow shovels

As ergonomists, we’re especially curious about all those products that are marketed as “ergonomically designed”. We recently bought two “ergo” snow shovels, and Kirsten volunteered to rate them, in comparison with a traditional shovel. You might see her review on our Linked in page and on our Facebook page. But if you’d rather read about it, then […]
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MMH conference – injury reduction stats!

On October 2, 2017, the Taylor’d Ergo team attended the CRE-MSD “Manual Materials Handling and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders: Making it Work!” one-day conference in Mississauga, Ontario. The day started off with a short review on a bit of the history of manual material handling (MMH) injuries in workplaces and a reminder to not forget […]
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Ergonomic landscaping products

Recently, we came across a new style of base block (used to build the bottom layer of a wall). These stones have cut-out handles that the vendor claims will “save time and money with improved jobsite efficiency”. We are not experienced landscapers, but we do happen to know a few. Although he hasn’t actually used […]
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