• Jim Galante - Biography

James J. Galante

Jim GalanteMr. Galante is Director of Business Development for Southworth Products, the largest manufacturer in the world of industrial lifting and positioning equipment.

He has 46 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. He has written articles and been a major contributor to numerous industry publications.

Mr. Galante is the Chairman for the EASE Council (Ergonomics Assist and Systems Equipment) of the MHI (Material Handling Industry).

Lastly, Mr. Galante has conducted numerous symposiums, seminars, tutorials and webinars on the practical application of material handling devices for the improvements of productivity, safety and ergonomics in industry. Including presentations at ASSE conferences, the National Safety Council’s Annual Congress (3 times) National Ergonomics Conference (2 times) Applied Ergonomic Conference (9 times) ProMat and the Modex. He presented at CDC-NIOSH’s WRT Sector Conference in Washington DC. In 2012 he has hosted a nationally attended MMH Workshops in Atlanta, Minneapolis and third MMH Workshop in Chicago.


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