- SPECIAL REPORTS
WASHINGTON—OSHA is reportedly planning a public database of workplace injury and illness incidents reported by manufacturers and other employees.
Some of the world’s finest racing, performance and luxury cars feature wheels manufactured by HRE Performance Wheels, based in Vista, CA. HRE specializes in built-to-order wheel sets of one- or three-piece forged aluminum wheels.
ANN ARBOR, MI—Humantech and Ergotron will host two ergonomics “Twitter chats” this month with a board-certified professional ergonomist. Participants can tweet their questions using the hashtag #ergochat during the sessions.
CONWAY, AR—Electronics manufacturer Snap-on Equipment has gone more than five years without a lost-time accident at its assembly plant here.
HOLLISTON, MA—Workstation supplier Lista International Corp. is offering design assistance for customizing electronics assembly workspaces.
Blue light causes more trouble for the eye than other colors.
ANN ARBOR, MI—Ergonomics consulting firm Humantech is now accepting entries for its seventh annual Find It, Fix It Challenge. The contest recognizes simple and effective workplace solutions that increase productivity, improve worker morale, and reduce injuries and illnesses.
Workplace ergonomics is getting a lot of attention nationwide in response to a sharp increase in incidents of repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. For the affected employee, such injuries often mean repeated surgery, intractable pain and the inability to work. For the employer, ultimately, they mean higher costs.
Parts bins have been synonymous with assembly lines ever since the mass-production process was pioneered by Ford Motor Co. engineers 100 years ago.
Based in Somerset, KY, Toyotetsu America (TTA) is an automotive stamping division of Toyota. TTA operates several plants, including one in Sincoe, ON, since 2007. There, workers stamp metal frame parts for cars such as the RAV4, Corol-la and Lexus.