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Articles about workstations and ergonomics for the assembly line.

ARTICLES

Item Workbenches Approved for Healthy Backs

March 6, 2014

SOLINGEN, German—Item Industrietechnik GmbH has become the first supplier of industrial workbenches to be awarded the “certified and recommended” seal of approval by the independent Campaign for Healthy Backs.


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Manufacturers Sought for Ergonomics Study

February 27, 2014

ANN ARBOR, MI—Consulting firm Humantech is seeking participants for its fifth benchmarking study on current and effective methods for managing ergonomics in the workplace.


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Ergonomic Lift Assist Device Improves Worker Safety, Productivity

January 7, 2014

Workplace ergonomics is important to AUMA Reister GmbH & Co. KG, an international manufacturer of electric valve actuators and valve gearboxes for 50 years. This is because its workers often need to handle large or heavy components of these products.


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OSHA to Create Database of Workplace Injuries

December 3, 2013

WASHINGTON—OSHA is reportedly planning a public database of workplace injury and illness incidents reported by manufacturers and other employees.


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Custom-Made Carts Provide Smooth Production Ride for Custom Wheels

December 1, 2013

 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. 


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Twitter Chats to Focus on Ergonomics

October 15, 2013

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.


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Assembly Plant Surpasses Five Years Without Lost-Time Accident

September 6, 2013

CONWAY, AR—Electronics manufacturer Snap-on Equipment has gone more than five years without a lost-time accident at its assembly plant here.


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Workstation Supplier Lista Offers Design Assistance

July 24, 2013

HOLLISTON, MA—Workstation supplier Lista International Corp. is offering design assistance for customizing electronics assembly workspaces.


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The Ergo Corner

Beware the Blue Light

Bright blue LEDs may be the cause of eye strain, headaches and even sleep disruption.
June 24, 2013

Blue light causes more trouble for the eye than other colors.


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“Find It, Fix It” Challenge Returns

June 24, 2013

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.


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EVENTS

Managing an Ergonomics Process

4/10/14
Ann Arbor, MI
United States

 Attendees will develop the ability to recognize, plan, and integrate the strategic elements of ergonomics into their current business processes. This workshop is not an introductory course and is intended for those who have previously attended the Applied Industrial Ergonomics seminar.  

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The New Age of Lifting: How Intelligent Lifting Devices are Changing the Game

5/13/14
Online

This webinar will delve into the ergonomic advantages of Intelligent Lifting Devices (ILDs).

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Applied Industrial Ergonomics

5/20/14
Nashville, TN
United States

This two-day seminar focuses on practical approaches to improving problem jobs, increasing productivity, and reducing injuries in an industrial environment. Attendees will learn to evaluate workstations and equipment, identify factors contributing to work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and prioritize ergonomic improvements. 

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Applied Industrial Ergonomics

6/17/14
Ann Arbor, MI
United States

This two-day seminar focuses on practical approaches to improving problem jobs, increasing productivity, and reducing injuries in an industrial environment. Attendees will learn to evaluate workstations and equipment, identify factors contributing to work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and prioritize ergonomic improvements. 

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Advanced Ergonomic Design Workshop

6/19/14
Ann Arbor, MI
United States

 This workshop takes you beyond identifying and assessing ergonomic risk, and leads you into “designing out” the risk to begin with.  Through hands-on experiences and group activities, some of which may be held off-site, participants will learn how to evaluate existing equipment and propose methodologies for good ergonomic design. This workshop is for people who have previously participated in the Applied Industrial Ergonomics training course.  

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Applied Industrial Ergonomics

9/23/14
Ann Arbor, MI
United States

This two-day seminar focuses on practical approaches to improving problem jobs, increasing productivity, and reducing injuries in an industrial environment. Attendees will learn to evaluate workstations and equipment, identify factors contributing to work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and prioritize ergonomic improvements. 

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Managing an Ergonomics Process

9/25/14
Ann Arbor, MI
United States

 Attendees will develop the ability to recognize, plan, and integrate the strategic elements of ergonomics into their current business processes. This workshop is not an introductory course and is intended for those who have previously attended the Applied Industrial Ergonomics seminar.  

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Applied Industrial Ergonomics

11/4/14
Ann Arbor, MI
United States

This two-day seminar focuses on practical approaches to improving problem jobs, increasing productivity, and reducing injuries in an industrial environment. Attendees will learn to evaluate workstations and equipment, identify factors contributing to work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and prioritize ergonomic improvements. 

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Advanced Ergonomic Design Workshop

11/6/14
Ann Arbor, MI
United States

 This workshop takes you beyond identifying and assessing ergonomic risk, and leads you into “designing out” the risk to begin with.  Through hands-on experiences and group activities, some of which may be held off-site, participants will learn how to evaluate existing equipment and propose methodologies for good ergonomic design. This workshop is for people who have previously participated in the Applied Industrial Ergonomics training course.  

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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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