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jjg webA basic understanding of ergonomics is vital to making the workplace safer and more efficient.
In this series of video chats Jim Galante, Director of Business Development, explores a variety of ergonomic topics and provides suggestions on ways to make work faster, safer and easier.

About Jim
Jim has nearly 50 years of experience in the material handling industry. He has worked with and visited hundreds of facilities to conduct material handling task evaluations. He is largely responsible for and was a principle editor of the Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling. This major, internationally recognized publication defines the problems and presents the solutions to solve the No. 1 cause of worker injury in the workplace.
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Ergonomics & Workers (6:54)

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In this video presentation, Jim Galante discusses basic ergonomics. He highlights how changes in the labor force make good ergonomics more important than ever.

Lean Presentation (2:25)

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Ergonomics and Lean are two topics that are often discussed in the world of manufacturing and distribution. Jim Galante shows us how the two are closely linked

Mobile Equipment (3:59)

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Jim Galante discusses the physical stress and toll on employees that can come from pulling or pushing mobile/portable equipment and shows us ways to minimize it.

The Woodworking Labor Shortage (8:29)

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Jim discusses the problem of finding skilled, qualified workers in the woodworking industry and suggest 3 ways to alleviate the problem.

Pallet Handling (4:05)

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The majority of pallets in the US are loaded and unloaded manually. Making a small change in how your employees perform this task can have a big effect on worker productivity and safety.

Retail Warehousing (4:30)

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A quick look at retail distribution centers, store backrooms and shelf stocking. You'll be amazed at just how much manual material handling goes on that you never ever see.

Container Tilter Presentation

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Bending and stretching to access parts in containers, wire baskets and gaylords is a has a significant negative impact on productivity and worker safety. Positioning the containers for better access is a simple solution.

Turntable Presentation (3:13)

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Jim talks about repositioning the load rather than the worker saves time, reduces fatigue and eliminate potential trip hazards caused by walking around the load.

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