Recent medical research has confirmed that prolonged sitting can lead to serious ailments, including heart disease and cancer. Due to the nature of their work, desk-based employees are constantly at risk of these, and other ailments, considering many employees spend as much as six hours seated.
Did you ever rent a car and have to make wholesale adjustments to the seat, steering wheel, and mirrors? It’s a reminder that we’re all wonderfully made in different sizes and that we benefit every day from advances car makers have made in ergonomics.
Like these comforts we feel in the driver’s seat, manufacturers need to take heed of the significant benefits ergonomics can play in workbench systems. If your manufacturing process includes workbench assembly, the following webcast offers interesting data into the main causes of absenteeism and the benefits of implementing ergonomics.