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  • Date Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Time 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Location Theater I
  • Type Seminar

Presented By

Jeffrey Hoyle - Director of Ergonomic Services
North Carolina State University- The Ergonomics Center

Robert Doucette - Application Engineer


What You Will Learn

In this session you will learn how a proper, ergonomically-designed workstation can improve productivity up to 25 percent and reduce repetitive motion workplace injuries. Automation has been the driver to improve productivity for decades but the manual tasks left for humans are often repetitive and time consuming. Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) are injuries associated with soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and the nervous system caused by repetitive motions. Nationally WMSDs account for 34 percent of all lost workday injuries/illnesses costing companies over $20 billion annually. The area where an associate performs these recurring tasks is often an afterthought in the material handling process. Investing a little time to plan a work area can yield significant savings.

Key Takeaways

• How to use a simple workstation planning process to reduce handling, increase speed, improve accuracy and lower overall costs
• How to apply basic ergonomic principles to workstation design to reduce operator injuries and turnover


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