EASE of MHI Presents - Out of Shape and Getting Older - Your Workforce Needs Help
The aging and obese worker is challenged to get his/her job done, in some cases they cannot do it at all. The traditional MH equipment is often ineffective because the worker just doesn't have the agility, strength, or stamina. Understanding those physical limitations in one important step, but carefully evaluating the MH equipment he must use is often overlooked. Getting the right equipment in their hands allows them to be effective and productive. Understanding that most MH tasks have more than one solution selection the right equipment based on your employees physical abilities can help maximize your investment. Bottom Line: They'll be more productive. This fast moving, highly illustrated session will explore the various types of MH equipment available. Many work station task examples and photographs of actual equipment in use will be included in this dynamic presentation. There will be time for Q&A.
The Effects on MH Equipment Design with an Aging and Obese Workforce
Sponsored by Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (EASE)
Innovative use of material handling equipment to solve serious ergonomic problems is also the key to productivity gains. But, the rapidly aging and more obese worker is challenging the effectiveness of many equipment designs. Many manual material handling tasks have more than one solution and selecting the right equipment based on your employees physical abilities can help maximize your investment.
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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Ergonomic Solutions for Retailers
Designed for retailers and safety experts, this NIOSH booklet has a goal to prevent MMH (manual material handling) injuries in grocery stores. MMH injuries, also called overexertion injuries, account for 60% of the injuries and lost work in select retail businesses. This 23-page booklet has 13 unique illustrations showing employees in a grocery store using various mechanical assist devices. This booklet was inspired by the Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling.
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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

NIOSH’s WRT Sector publishes their 2016 Spring News Bulletin

This latest news bulletin takes a close look at over exertion. It basically provides a short brief rationale for the use of Lift Assist Devices and on the flip side information from BLS data.

OSHA seeks public comment as it updates Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking public comment on an updated version of its voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines.

WRT Sector News Bulletin

If you have 3-5 minutes, check out NIOSH's latest WRT Sector News Bulletin. It has three short stories for the professional serving the needs of the businesses in the wholesale and retail trade sector.

New EASE Brochure Promotes Worker Safety

The Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (EASE) Council of MHI has produced a new brochure to help promote safer, healthier and more ergonomically correct workplaces.

Event Start Date End Date Sponsor Location
ErgoX 2016: An Extraordinary Ergonomics Event 6/6/2016 6/8/2016 Hyatt Regency
Garden Grove, CA
Applied Industrial Ergonomics Seminar 6/14/2016 6/15/2016 Humantech Ann Arbor, MI
Advanced Ergonomics Design Workshop 6/16/2016 6/16/2016 Humantech Ann Arbor, MI
Safety 2016 6/26/2016 6/29/2016 Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA
7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 7/27/2016 7/31/2016 Walt Disney World, Swan and Dolphin Hotel
Orlando, FL
Applied Industrial Ergonomics Seminar 9/13/2016 9/14/2016 Humantech Ann Arbor, MI
Managing an Ergonomics Process 9/15/2016 9/15/2016 Humantech Ann Arbor, MI
Chicagoland Safety, Health and Environmental Conference 9/21/2016 9/24/2016 Naperville, IL
Applied Industrial Ergonomics Seminar 10/25/2016 10/26/2016 Humantech Ann Arbor, MI
Advanced Ergonomics Design Workshop 10/27/2016 10/27/2016 Humantech Ann Arbor, MI
National Ergonomics Conference 11/17/2016 11/20/2016 Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV
EASE Ergo/Lean Training Program for Sales Personnel


EASE Managing Executive

Andy Drozinski



Jim Galante
Southworth International Group Inc.

Vice Chairman
David Butwid