Evidence-Based Ergonomics Solutions for Distribution Centers [2624]
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: Eisenman

   Steven Lavender, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

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


The presenter describes the findings from four research projects aimed at improving ergonomics in distribution center (DC) operations. They are: the effects of different flooring materials that you can use to relieve lower extremity pain in DCs; how to lessen the shock experienced by the knees as standup fork trucks are driven in and out of trailers; the efficacy of an articulating conveyor belt for manually unloading and loading trailers; and efficacy of the Ecopick lift assist device.

Learning Objectives:
Describe how different types of ergonomics interventions can be evaluated to determine their efficacy in reducing stress on the musculoskeletal system
Explain the value of selected ergonomic interventions that are currently available for dock operations at distribution centers

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CCM: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
Evidence-based ergonomics for DC's

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