In December 2014, Darcor presented at the National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo.
If you missed the webinar, you can access it now. Anton Malek, Applications Engineer at Darcor Casters presents: Casters and Ergonomics: The Link Between Wheels and Workplace Injury.
Overexertion is one of the leading causes of workplace-related injuries, especially in manual material handling environments. Recent estimates show that injuries related to overexertion can cost companies more than $14 billion annually in lost time, wages and workers’ compensation costs. Factor in employee pain and suffering along with reduced corporate efficiency, and the problem is even more severe.
One tool in the fight against these types of injuries is the use of ergonomically effective casters. Anton Malek will guide you through the key elements that contribute to caster effectiveness, including wheel material and rig design. You’ll learn strategies for reducing injuries related to overexertion suffered in manual material handling environments and how to:
- Quantitatively evaluate the ergonomic performance of a caster
- Address different floor conditions and types and how they impact manual material handling
- Identify the risks and benefits associated with different wheels, including single, double and triple wheels, as well as rig offset… and more.