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Participatory ergonomics results in big savings at textile plant

A textile plant in Ontario saved more than a quarter-of-a-million dollars after implementing a participatory ergonomics (PE) program, writes Sabrina Nanji, editorial assistant of OHS Canada magazine, a sister publication to Machinery &...


Engineering

July 23, 2013
By MRO Magazine

A textile plant in Ontario saved more than a quarter-of-a-million dollars after implementing a participatory ergonomics (PE) program, writes Sabrina Nanji, editorial assistant of OHS Canada magazine, a sister publication to Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine.

The plant’s team members were trained to use PE principles to identify jobs for improvement, assess the ergonomic risk factors and develop solutions. As a result, the team implemented ergonomics changes for 97 workers in 27 different types of jobs.

Most of the changes, which ranged from equipment and workstation adjustments to process improvisations, were made by the plant’s mechanics and maintenance staff. Read the full story at http://bit.ly/1dSGB8j.

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