Ergonomic Resources

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2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index
When it comes to managing risk in the workplace, knowledge is power.
NSC - The Business Case of Investment in Safety
This is a great snapshot of both the potential costs of injury and illness, as well as some of the potential benefits of deploying a structured safety program.
Developing a Distribution Ergonomics Research Center
The objective of this research paper was to address common ergonomic issues that exist across DC operations within three commodity sectors: Grocery, Apparel, and General Merchandise.
Usability of Manual Handling Aids for Transporting Materials
Manual transport aids (trucks and trolleys) are in widespread use throughout most industries, but their use does not always result in the anticipated reduction of workload or musculoskeletal stress. A survey of users has shown that many of the aids currently used are poorly designed or inappropriate for the tasks performed.
Material Handling Problems continued to plague industry in 2016
An analysis of millions of workers' compensation claims found that about a third were related to one type of activity.
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:
  1. Eliminating lifting from the floor and using simple transport devices like carts or dollies
  2. Using lift-assist devices like scissors lift tables or load levelers
  3. Using more sophisticated equipment like powered stackers, hoists, cranes, or vacuum assist devices
  4. Guiding your choice of equipment by analyzing and redesigning work stations and workflow
Workshop Event Results
Manual Materials Handling Workshop: Business-to-Business
Application Guidelines for Ergonomic Assist and Safety Equipment