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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Juan Carrano, Georgia Tech
The EASE and ICWM Honor Scholarship for the 2020/2021 academic term has been awarded to Juan Carrano, a rising junior at Georgia Tech. Juan is pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree with a concentration in automation and robotics. He is completing a co-op at Gulfstream Aerospace where he has collaborated on the development of robotic arm between automation, production and tooling. He has also participated in the testing and data analysis to improve aerodynamics and designed, 3-D printed, tested and implemented shop aids to improve production of the aircraft. After graduation, Juan would like to continue his education.
Southworth International Group Inc.
Kinetic Technologies, Inc.