Ergonomics

Poster explaining best practices in workplace.

UB researchers aid companies in reducing work-related injuries to increase productivity. The case studies below are a few examples of how they evaluate company practices, design improved workstations, and educate employees about ergonomic-minded work practices.

1/4/19
MOD-PAC experienced a slight rise in employees reporting pain or injury from completing production tasks related to the company’s premium quality folding cartons and personalized print products. The isolated incidents motivated the plant manager to take a proactive approach. UB engineering experts objectively evaluated processes and identified ways to minimize risk for injury.
1/4/19
The Resource Center employs individuals with disabilities as production workers at its three manufacturing work centers. Their employment is significantly made possible with U.S. military contracts awarded through the “AbilityOne” Program, which requires maintaining a certain percentage of workers with disabilities. To assure compliance and avoid jeopardizing future contracts, The Resource Center tapped into UB engineering services.
1/4/19
The expertise of UB engineering faculty improved workplace safety at Worthington Cylinders in Medina, NY. The company’s ergonomics program received an upgrade with an easy-to-use tool that analyzed workstation hazards, training that addressed the prevention of strains and injuries, and revamped flex-and-stretch exercise activities.