Ergonomic Manual Helps Engineers Manage Risk

Ergonomic Design Guidelines for Engineers, a manual published by Humantech Inc., offers manufacturing and production engineers a reference for managing risk, reducing injuries and improving productivity by incorporating ergonomic guidelines into the design and selection of workstations and equipment, according to the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based ergonomic consultancy. The revised 333-page manual includes a compact disc toolbox and features new and updated sections on arm and hand forces, hand tools, manual material handling and workstation heights and distances. Other topics covered include work-related musculoskeletal disorders; evaluating ergonomic risk factors; machine clearances and maintenance; and platforms, ladders and stairs. The manual can be purchased online at www.humantech.com or by calling (734) 663-6707.

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