Can Better Ergonomics Relieve the Stress of Material Mishandling?

Can Better Ergonomics Relieve the Stress of Material Mishandling?

Exoskeletons and other assistive technologies are emerging as potential solutions to worker injuries.

It's no secret that 32% of the 4.7 million injuries that occur on the job per year are a direct result of improper handling of materials. Whether it's the result of lifting or lowering, repetitive movements, colliding with equipment, slipping, tripping or falling, the injury rate is high.

And for the last 15 years, this percentage has been very consistent. “These numbers tell us that what we have been doing isn't working," explains Blake McGowan, certified professional ergonom

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