|Until Automation Does It All ….DO SOMETHING TO PROTECT WORKERS|
Manual material handling is common in companies which manufacture and assemble. Automation can help reduce process time, ensure consistency and quality, optimize the labor force and increase productivity, but until automation does it all companies need to protect their most valuable asset- their employees by applying .equipment solutions to improve the ergonomics in the workplace.
|Preventing Overexertion Injuries|
This is a well done presentation by the National Safety Council that identifies the many type of physical overexertion, how they occur and offers many ways to reduce and/or prevent them.
|The Bad Ergonomics of Order Fulfillment|
Many millions of cases of goods are placed on retail shelves every day. From warehouses and distribution centers where merchandise is collected on pallets and shipped to the back room of stores, where the merchandise is of ten transferred to carts and then finally from carts to store shelves this labor intense task has changed little over the years.
In addition, the shelves have grown in height and goods are more densely displayed and the cardboard packaging for those goods has become more flimsy. Plus, obesity and aging of the workforce along with demands on those employers to get the work done quickly has never been higher.
This fast moving, highly illustrated session deals with ways to implement better manual handling devices throughout the process which can improve the ergonomics, reduce much of this stress on the employee, while increasing their efficiency and productivity. In addition, innovative use of these devices can be the key to leveraging the core LEAN value of eliminating waste.
|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.
|Gaining Efficiency in Retail Stocking
In the USA many millions of cases of goods are placed on retail shelves every day. This labor intense task has changed little over the years but, the shelves have grown in height and depth, goods are more densely displayed and the cardboard packaging for those goods has become more flimsy. The cost of labor, their benefits and their training are all more expensive. Plus, obesity and aging of the workforce along with demands on those employees to get the work done quickly has never been higher. This session deals with ways to implement better manual handling devices throughout the process which can improve the ergonomics, reduce much of this stress on the employee, while increasing their efficiency and productivity.
|The Bad Ergonomics of Order Fulfillment in Distribution Centers
Successful retail stores must have merchandise on the shelf; neatly presented, clean, fresh, priced and ready for the consumer. Imagine a large busy store selling $500,000 a day - that means $500,000 worth of merchandise has to be stocked back on those shelves every day.
|The 5 Pillars of a Master Level Overhead Material Handling Solution|
|Ergonomics and Manual Material Handling
At the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) webinar on May 21, 2014, this presentation was given by Susie Elkins, Senior Packaging Engineer for Millwood, Inc. Members of ISTA and the packaging community are in a unique position to help improve ergonomics as it relates to handling products, packages, and unit loads. This presentation helps to highlight high risk manual material handling (MMH) work tasks and choosing effective options for reducing their physical demands, increasing general safety and health aspects of work environments, and increasing productivity.
|In Plant Trailers Designed with Ergonomics in Mind|
|Overview of the EASE Council
CIC/MHE (College Industry Council on Material Handling Education) invited the EASE Council to attend their May 2014 annual meeting and present the many values offered by the EASE Council. This presentation provides a good summary of the resources available and products offered by the EASE member companies.
|A Study of Solutions to Ergonomic Challenges in Material Handling
At MODEX in Atlanta on March 17th a presentation was given to identify some of the more important solutions offered by the manufacturers represented in the EASE Council.
|The Effects on MH Equipment Design with an Aging & Obese Workforce
At the Applied Ergonomic Conference on March 26th in Orlando a presentation was given on how devices to make work faster, safer and easier may need to change to compliment the changing workforce. This presentation was offered by Jim Galante, Director of Business Development for Southworth Products Corp.
|OSHA and Ergonomics: Trends for the Future |
Occupational safety and health concerns are not limited to the construction and general industries anymore. Over the past 4 years OSHA has become increasingly aggressive in its enforcement practices in every employment sector, rejecting collaborative efforts with employers, such as partnerships, to enhance workplace safety in favor of enforcement with higher citation classifications and enhanced penalties. This presentation discusses these conditions and what to expect in the near future.
|MMH Workshop - CNA|
Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States with approximately 1/3 of the population considered obese. The costs associated with overweight employees are enormous: 13 times more lost days from work. Over weight workers file twice as many Worker’s Comp claims and their medical claims are typically over 6 times more expensive than healthy weight workers. Download this compelling presentation on the effects of aging and obesity in the USA, by Brian Roberts, CNA Insurance.
|Gaining Efficiency in Retail Stocking |
EASE in cooperation with IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers) held a ½ day Workshop at IIE’s Best Practices in Ergonomics Applied to Retail & Distribution on July 23-24, 2012 in Minneapolis, MN. The Workshop was an open panel discussion focused on developing engineering solutions for manual materials handling jobs in retail, wholesale, and warehousing (RWW) industries. This presentation presented by James Galante, Chairman of the EASE Council served as a background to help illustrate the magnitude of the manual handling issues in the RWW industry.
|Designing a Worker Centric Facility|
The goal of DC, warehouse and backroom design has long been to meet operational requirements at minimum cost. A natural consequence of this “bottom line” approach has been facilities and operations ill-suited to employee experience and well-being. Researchers are developing a new approach that places humans at the center of the design task—the goal of the research is Worker-Centric Design. Dr. Kevin Gue’s presentation describes the essential elements — psychology, management, operations engineering, ergonomics, and architecture — and how they work together to enhance productivity and shape worker experience. The goal of this ongoing research is to establish design principles for commercial facilities that lead to efficient, highly-productive and worker-centric places to work.
|Linking Safety To Savings- Reailers Wholesalers Warehousing NSC Presentation|
Dr. Vern Anderson, Ph.D., CPE, is a Public Health Advisor at NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health). He prepared and presented this compelling webinar for NSC (National Safety Council) in January, 2012. This presentation does an outstanding job of defining the problem and presents a number of solutions to the wholesale and retail trade industry’s most common Workman’s Compensation issue.
|Slide Set of Jobs Involved in Various Manual Materials
Handling (MMH) Tasks|
EASE in cooperation with NIOSH held a workshop titled “Engineered Solutions for Manual Handling Jobs” on February 8-9, 2012. This event was collocated with MODEX 2012 in Atlanta, GA. The workshop was an open panel discussion focused on developing engineering solutions for manual materials handling jobs in retail, wholesale, and warehousing (RWW) industries. This presentation served as a background, on screen “slide show” to help the participants identify and appreciate the magnitude of the manual handling issues in the RWW industry.
|Ergonomics and Manual Material Handling|
Presentation given at the 12th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference in Reno, NV.
|Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling|
The EASE Council, in cooperation with CAL/OSHA and NIOSH, is developing important national guidelines entitled, "The Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling". These guidelines will be available to the public sometime in 2006. This presentation lays out the Guideline's format and provides a preview of what is to come. It has some very comprehensive national statistics on workplace injuries and Workman's Comp costs, and it is great material for all companies interested in improving productivity in the workplace and promoting worker health and safety. For further information please contact,
|Manual Material Handling Presentation|
The EASE Council in cooperation with CAL/OSHA, NIOSH and CNA Insurance Co. and others is writing a guideline entitled “The Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling.” This guideline will have far reaching, national exposure for many material handling equipment manufacturers.