Tuesday, June 21, 2016

National Safety Month and Ergonomics Testing Kits

Each year in June, the National Safety Council  promotes National Safety Month.  This is an annual event to educate and influence behaviors around the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths in workplaces, on the road, or in homes and communities.  

Many injuries in the workplace occur due to repeated tasks that involve lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads and working in awkward body positions and postures.  Injuries from these tasks can lead to musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, muscle strains, rotator cuff injuries and lower back injuries. In an effort to reduce and prevent such injuries, the science of ergonomics has proven invaluable.  Ergonomics studies help recommend appropriate designs and arrangements for repetitious tasks so that they are efficient and safe. The goal is to fit an appropriate job to a particular employee, with the goal of lessening muscle fatigue and increasing productivity.

At Mark-10, we offer Ergonomics Testing Kits which make job task analysis and ergonomic testing analysis simple and accurate.  Our kits include a force gauge with data output, MESUR™ Lite data collection software, and a USB cable. Task-specific implements such as padded compression plates and hooks are included. MESUR™ Lite software can capture a continuous curve of force vs. time or single point data, directly from the gauge.  We offer both basic and advanced kits, each of which is available in capacities of 100 lbF (500 N), 200 lbF (1,000 N), and 500 lbF (2,500 N).  By using one of our kits, Management can help ensure the safety of their employees in the workplace by assigning physical tasks and roles that they will be capable of handling.

At Mark-10 we understand the importance of safety, and offer many products that are used to improve safety.  Our extensive product line of force and torque gauges, pull testers and test stands are used by manufacturers in a variety of industries to test materials, components, and assemblies to ensure they are fit and safe for their intended purposes.  For more information about or products and services, contact us here.