Title

Ergonomic Assessment for a Warehouse Distribution Center.

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Dr. Tracey Wortham

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twortham@murraystate.edu

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This presentation will include an analysis of ergonomic issues at a distribution center in Western Kentucky. Three members of OSH 663 Applied Workplace Ergonomics visited the site to evaluate potential ergonomic risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in; Lifting/lowering of boxes and taping boxes using techniques such as the; NIOSH Lifting Equation, 2D Biomechanics, Liberty Mutual’s psychophysical manual handling tables, Rapid Upper Limb Assessment, Strain Index, TLV for frequent, long duration lifting and ergonomic hand and body comfort questionnaire. An overview of the findings along with control recommendations for reducing ergonomic hazards will be presented

Location

Room 146, I & T Building

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2016

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Apr 21st, 9:30 AM Apr 21st, 1:45 PM

Ergonomic Assessment for a Warehouse Distribution Center.

Room 146, I & T Building

This presentation will include an analysis of ergonomic issues at a distribution center in Western Kentucky. Three members of OSH 663 Applied Workplace Ergonomics visited the site to evaluate potential ergonomic risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in; Lifting/lowering of boxes and taping boxes using techniques such as the; NIOSH Lifting Equation, 2D Biomechanics, Liberty Mutual’s psychophysical manual handling tables, Rapid Upper Limb Assessment, Strain Index, TLV for frequent, long duration lifting and ergonomic hand and body comfort questionnaire. An overview of the findings along with control recommendations for reducing ergonomic hazards will be presented