Ergonomics is more than a buzzword today - it is a movement. Nationally, our demographics confirm we are aging and in deteriorating physical shape. This impacts the workplace, and good employers must think of their businesses in terms of ergonomics. EASE is the group within MHI focused solely on making work easier for people by improving the work environment.
EASE members promote the practice of good ergonomics in the workplace by providing solutions across a broad spectrum of applications and industries. Activities include presentations at various industry events and development of non-commercial training materials. EASE also engages and collaborates with NIOSH and the academic community to enrich the group and enhance presentations and training materials.
The mission of the Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (“Council”) is to broadly promote the benefits of ergonomic assist systems and equipment together with the advantages derived from, and the considerations for, the use of this equipment in the workplace. It is also the mission of the Council to promote the general safety and health aspects of work environments for people with or in the vicinity of mechanical equipment.
The EASE group conducted a webinar on 11/5/2019.
Ergonomic features in materials handling equipment and software keep workers safe while giving productivity a lift.
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Eric Gessler, Kansas State University
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. has awarded the $1,500 Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment Council Honor Scholarship to Eric Gessler at Kansas State University. Eric is a rising senior majoring in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. When Eric first went to college he was in the College of Agriculture. Since then he transferred to the College of Engineering where he has enjoyed operations research which models real world problems as mathematical models. After graduation, Eric would like to join the workforce in a supply chain management role.
Southworth International Group Inc.
Kinetic Technologies, Inc.