Workplace Ergonomics and Caster Technology Blog
By Anton Malek | Caster Problems, Caster Technology, Workplace Ergonomics | April 25th, 2016 | Comments (1)Casters are used on a variety of applications that range from rough terrain to debris ridden floors to ovens and freezers. Using the wrong caster for an application can seriously degrade the caster performance and, in extreme cases, may even cause injury to the user. Find out how high temperature and wet environments can impact the ideal performance of your casters.
By Anton Malek | Caster Industry News & Events, Caster Technology, Workplace Ergonomics | April 12th, 2016 | Comments (0)The 2016 Applied Ergo show held Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando in March 2016 saw a record number of attendees. The venue provided a great atmosphere to network with some of the leading ergonomists, many of whom were looking for the latest products and services that center upon this unique field of study. The interest in ergonomics continues to grow with various studies and medical papers being written that support the need to focus on injury prevention and reducing workplace related fatigue. Darcor has contributed to these papers by developing The Guide to Workplace Ergonomics which covers a variety of areas to ensure employee health and safety, with specific focus on overexertion injuries that occur in the workplace. Some of the well-attended workshops and featured speakers at AEC 2016 included…
Darcor Casters Launches Customizable Ergonomic Medical Caster to Support Workplace Ergonomics in the Healthcare Industry
By Anton Malek | Caster Industry News & Events, Caster Technology, Workplace Ergonomics | March 10th, 2016 | Comments (0)Workplace ergonomics leader, Darcor Casters and Wheels, is pleased to launch the dual wheel, modular APL series caster. This newly engineered ergonomic medical caster provides the capability of customizing many features, including a central lock braking system, stem and post mounts, and colour-matching covers to blend seamlessly on medical devices and medical equipment.
By Maureen Thorne | Caster Industry News & Events, Workplace Ergonomics | February 23rd, 2016 | Comments (0)Most companies rely on the Liberty Mutual Tables to assess and improve their material handling tasks as they highlight specific areas in the material handling process that need to be redesigned to accomplish workplace ergonomic goals.
By Maureen Thorne | Caster Industry News & Events, Caster Technology, Workplace Ergonomics | January 22nd, 2016 | Comments (3)Discovery Science's "How It's Made" features Darcor Casters in a recent episode.The show is a documentary TV series showing how common, everyday items are manufactured. This episode describes how the size of the object being moved determines the size of the casters required to move it. Heavier items requires casters with larger, thicker wheels and sometimes multiple wheels to better distribute the weight. The episode also explains some of the different requirements for different environments. Watch it Now