Adjustability on the Line

Recognizing and controlling ergonomic hazards within a workplace is an important part of a commitment to a healthy and safe space for employees. However, in some manufacturing environments, such as assembly lines, controlling hazards can be challenging. Short of a full remodel of the line and the price tag that it brings, an employer may be wondering how hazard reduction is even possible.

As ergonomists, it is commonplace for us to find non-adjustable conveyors, monitors, and workstations throughout a manufacturing facility. And with this, comes awkward and/or static postures, and other ergonomic hazards, as the user may be unable to find the correct ‘fit’ at the workstation. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t opportunities here, we just have to get a bit more creative to provide all levels of recommendations; those you can address quickly and others that might take a long-term commitment.

In this month’s webinar, we want to give you an idea of the different considerations, including hazard identification and anthropometric/design guidelines that help guide us to developing our recommendations. Join us to learn about the potential solutions to your workstation woes.

  • Event: Webinar
  • Date: Dec 18, 2018
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