|OSHA Technical Manual Section VII Chapter 1 – Back Disorders and Injuries
Although back injuries account for no work-related deaths, they do account for a significant amount of human suffering, loss of productivity, and economic burden on compensation systems. Back disorders are one of the leading causes of disability for people in their working years and afflict over 600,000 employees each year with a cost of over $50 billion annually according to NIOSH.
|Ergonomic Lifting Equipment
Encouraging workers to lift correctly has provided little measurable benefit and it is recognized that proper interventions can improve the workplace. This article covers some good solid basics of this understanding.
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.
|From EHS to the CFO: Ergonomics and ROI|
Workplace injuries and illnesses cost the nation an estimated $250 billion each year. When put in context with the costs of other major diseases, the costs of occupational injuries are staggering.
|60 Seconds with David Butwid|
Responsible for sales, marketing and customer service at Gorbel.
|Ergonomic lifting Equipment|
One of the more common tasks in material handling is people lifting objects. Historically this manual material handling has been done without assistance from lifting or positioning equipment. Unfortunately, encouraging workers to “lift correctly” has provided little measurable benefit in reducing the
|Manual Material Handling—Ergonomics Required|
Despite the introduction of robotic and other mechanical means of moving materials, manual material handling (MMH) is still an essential part of the supply chain process.
|Insurance Companies - Advocates for Reducing Workplace Injuries|
A resource for reducing injuries associated with manual material handling (MMH) your company may have overlooked is your insurance carrier.
|Protect Your Workers Through Ergonomics|
Seeking to increase productivity and reduce worker’s comp claims, some material handing companies are studying ergonomics.