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Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling
This booklet will help you to recognize high-risk manual material handling work tasks and choose effective options for reducing their physical demands including:
  1. Eliminating lifting from the floor and using simple transport devices like carts or dollies
  2. Using lift-assist devices like scissors lift tables or load levelers
  3. Using more sophisticated equipment like powered stackers, hoists, cranes, or vacuum assist devices
  4. Guiding your choice of equipment by analyzing and redesigning work stations and workflow
Workshop Event Results
Manual Materials Handling Workshop: Business-to-Business
Application Guidelines for Ergonomic Assist and Safety Equipment
Helping Hands
The May-June 2014 edition of Industrial Lift and Hoist Magazine has a feature article regarding how ergonomic equipment maximizes productivity and reduces fatigue.
An Ergonomic "Win-Win" for Material Handling
Making the right improvements in manual material handling can reduce ergonomic injuries and benefit production efficiency.
Lightening the Load
Innovations in material handling are saving retailers real time and money. Read more in this compelling article.
Event Start Date End Date Sponsor Location
National Ergonomics Conference & Ergo Expo 12/2/2014 12/5/2014 Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV
IIE's Three Day Ergo Workshop 4/13/2015 4/15/2015 Institute of Industrial Engineers
Norcross, GA
IIE's Three Day Ergo Workshop 3/29/2016 3/31/2016 Institute of Industrial Engineers
Norcross, GA
A Study of Solutions to Ergonomic Challenges in Material Handling
Sponsored by Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (EASE)
The effects of manual material handling represent the biggest single contributor to worker injury in the United States. Utilizing the right equipment can reduce those incidences. This highly illustrated presentation of numerous case studies offers solutions to common manual handling tasks. Each task, whether in manufacturing, assembly, distribution and warehouse presents major challenges for today’s worker. The equipment solutions offered cover a broad range of technologies each providing advantages.

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