Feel the Wheel [1716]
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: D182

   David Lippert, President, Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co.

Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Secondary Track: Distribution and Logistics
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic


What is a safe ergonomic push or pull force for something on wheels? This session explores a practical understanding of the Liberty Mutual ergonomic tables for push/pull forces, and how the size and type of wheel selected makes all the difference. Session participants do the actual testing and recording of data from the use of a special cart. The cart, with built-in force measurement, enables users to accurately determine push and pull forces at a consistent load weight.

Learning Objectives:
Recognize why larger wheels are easier to push or pull than smaller ones
Describe why harder tread wheels are easier to push or pull than softer ones

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  EPA: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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Feel the Wheel

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