Evidence-Based Ergonomic Solutions for Distribution Centers [1726]
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: B131

   Steven Lavender, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

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


This presenter describes the findings from four research projects aimed at improving ergonomics in distribution center operations. The research projects are: the effects of different flooring materials used to relieve lower extremity pain in distribution centers; 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:
Explain how different types of ergonomic interventions can be evaluated to determine their efficacy in reducing stress on the musculoskeletal system
Identify the biomechanical value of selected ergonomic interventions that are currently available for dock operations at distribution centers

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

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Evidence-Based Ergonomic Solutions for Distribution Centers

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