What You Will Learn
In this seminar, you will learn detailed results of a new ergonomic study conducted in 2019 by the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina; NC State University. The study is based on a time and motion study of assembly and packaging tasks performed on industrial workstations. This MODEX 2020 seminar is the first time the study is presented to the public. Attendees will get insights into ergonomic risk factors and different productivity outcomes, depending on how industrial workstations are set-up.
The results of the study are the basis for detailed recommendations for adjustments to typical workstation designs to improve productivity and accuracy while reducing repetitive motion workplace injuries.
While automation has made great advances, many tasks still remain that are being performed by human operators; often these tasks are the more difficult and repetitive ones. Designing a work environment for today’s diverse workforce that reduces repetitive motions, awkward postures, and heavy lifting is an essential factor in reducing operator strain and injury all while improving productivity.