Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (EASE) is the resource for trends, information, practices, equipment, and organizations that focus on ergonomics and improving the working interface between people and the materials they must move and use to reduce injury, increase productivity while providing a significant return on investment.
Ergonomic equipment promotes the general safety and health aspects of work environments for people with or in the vicinity of mechanical equipment. Such equipment includes Adjustable Worker Elevation Platforms, Balancers, Containers Tilters, Lift Tables, Manipulators, Pallet Rotators, Stackers, Vacuum Assist Devices, platform trucks, carts, flooring technologies, Workstation Cranes and Intelligent Assist Devices.
EASE members meet regularly to review, discuss and revise the standards for the mechanical, structural and electrical design of ergonomic equipment, and to formulate guidelines for the proper use, operation and maintenance of that equipment.
EASE Programs Include:
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.
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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:
|Workshop Event Results|
Manual Materials Handling Workshop: Business-to-Business
|Application Guidelines for Ergonomic Assist and Safety Equipment|
|Event||Start Date||End Date||Sponsor||Location|
|Applied Ergonomics Conference (18th Annual)||3/16/2015||3/19/2015||EASE Council||Renaissance Hotel
|ProMat – Educational Session 126 "The Effects on MH Equipment Design with an Aging and Obese Workforce"||3/23/2015||3/23/2015||EASE Council||McCormick Place – South (Show Floor: Theater F)
|IIE's Three Day Ergo Workshop||4/13/2015||4/15/2015||Institute of Industrial Engineers
|IIE's Three Day Ergo Workshop||3/29/2016||3/31/2016||Institute of Industrial Engineers
|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.