Monday, December 01, 2014
Ergonomic Solutions for Retailers is now available from the Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (EASE) Council of MHI. 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, which also available here on the EASE website.
EASE members are the leading providers of ergonomic assist systems and equipment for the industrial environment. Their solutions promote 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.
Click here to download this booklet.
The EASE Council of MHI is a 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.
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling and logistics industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling, logistics and supply chain equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. The association sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.
Contact: Carol Miller, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, MHI (704) 676-1190.