LINAK Australia explains the importance of ergonomics in a production
line and how creating a more ergonomic work environment can actually improve
performance and productivity on the manufacturing floor.
Improved ergonomics reduces
muscle fatigue and musculoskeletal disorders
The increasing mechanisation and adoption of robotics on production
lines have reduced the burden on workers responsible for difficult tasks.
However, people continue to remain a key and important resource, which is why ergonomics
in production lines is important and poor ergonomics can actually cost a
According to the US Department of Labor, ergonomics-related injuries
account for US$ 15-20bn every year. In 2013, such injuries caused 380,600 days
away from work, equivalent to a third of the total number of called-in days
absent. A recent study in the UK by the Health and Safety Executive stated that
musculoskeletal disorders affected one million people every year as a direct
result of poorly designed workstations.
With statistics like these raising a red flag at the workplace, the
study of ergonomics is becoming increasingly important. Done well, ergonomic
design can raise motivation and satisfaction levels, which ultimately result in
better performance and higher productivity.
As an actuation solutions specialist, LINAK Australia offers an almost
endless range of lifting columns, actuators, control boxes and controls designed
for the sole purpose of adjusting any application found in a production line to
fit the specific employee perfectly and improve ergonomics for that employee.
The happy outcomes include better ergonomics, fewer musculoskeletal
disorders and reduced absenteeism, benefitting both the company and the
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