East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/21/2015 -- Many industries have successfully implemented ergonomic solutions in facilities to address workers' injury risks. These interventions include modifying existing equipment, making changes in work practices, and purchasing new tools or other devices to assist in the production process. Making these changes reduces physical demands, eliminates unnecessary movements, and lowers injury rates; it also decreases associated workers' compensation costs and reduces employee turnover. Work efficiency and productivity increases as well.
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Reducing the chance of injury requires that work tasks are designed to limit exposure to ergonomic risk factors. Where possible, engineering controls are the most desirable. Personal protection solutions are effective when dealing with ergonomic hazards. Engineering Controls require implementing a physical change to the workplace, which eliminates/reduces the hazard on the job. Other solutions include using PickCarts.
PickCarts also reduce the weight of a load to limit force exertion. Pick-to-light solutions allow work, eliminating long or excessive reach and enable work in neutral postures. It is also wise to use diverging conveyors off a main line so that tasks are less repetitive. Installing diverters on conveyors to direct materials toward the worker.
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Based in East Granby, CT, Pcdata USA (http://www.pcdatausa.com/about-us/about-pcdata-usa) is a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation. Pcdata USA was named a finalist for the 2015 MHI Innovation Award for Best New Product, Smart Glass AR (Augmented Reality). Pcdata USA's Pick-to-light systems are part of a lean manufacturing and distribution process, offering shorter throughput, fewer errors, and significant cost savings. Pcdata USA is represented in a wide variety of industry sectors including apparel, cosmetics, e-commerce fulfillment, Third Party Logistics (3PL), wholesale distribution, food service, healthcare, pharmaceutical, production & assembly, as well as bakeries around the world. Products include Pick-to-light, PTL in hybrid solutions, PickCart, PickStar, Distrib AR Smart Glass, and Dock Manager.
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