Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Manual Material Handling Limits for Industrial Athletes

Kent Hatcher’s article “Manual Material Handling: Why Do We Need Limits?”, from the latest issue of the Ergonomics Practice Specialty's publication Interface, highlights the importance of building a conceptual bridge between the athletic performance of an Olympian and the work performance of an industrial “athlete.”

Hatcher advises that corporate ergonomists and plant safety professionals consider their specific industry, task and environment before making recommendations to improve lifting tasks. Click here to read his tips for safely optimizing workforce performance.