Clients and Ergonomics Success Stories
Featured Success Story
Southwire's Hawesville, Kentucky plant was able to reduce WMSDs by 30% and back injuries by 40% with the help of a dedicated ergonomics team and Humantech's RAPID Team Events®.
Client Success Stories
Abbott Vascular improved ergonomics in the office for it's 4000 computer users with Humantech's Ergopoint ®Office Suite. The company was able to train employees, assess risk, and establish a budget based on the findings of the online ergonomics tool.
Humantech assisted American Standard in reducing ergonomic risk in all sectors worldwide. As a result, the recordable incident rate and the lost workday case rate were reduced by 50% in just four years, cutting ergonomics-related incidents from 70% to 20%of total injuries.
Humantech assisted Aramark’s Refreshment Services group in a successful pilot of their ergoTEC process, which is designed to target the major causes of MSDs and implement solutions that will have the greatest impact across all of the
Humantech assisted Aventis Pharmaceuticals’ Kankakee, Illinois, facility in implementing an effective ergonomics process to lower lost time accidents 94% and recordable injuries 62% while cutting workers’ compensation costs by over $1 million per year.
Humantech helped this flexible packaging manufacturer realize a 40% reduction in total recordable injury rate in three years. The company’s ergonomics initiative included Humantech’s ergonomics training and
RAPID® Team Events.
Humantech assisted The Boston Globe in creating an ergonomics process that has contributed to a sustained reduction of its total workers’ compensation costs, from a high of $6 million in 2001 to an all-time low of $2 million in 2005.
Humantech assisted Ceradyne in developing an ergonomics process that has contributed to a sustained reduction of total workers' compensation costs, from a high of $2 million in 2010 to an all-time low of $.3 million in 2012. Recordable injuries have been reduced by 43%.
Humantech assisted Cintas in deploying an effective ergonomics process that has reduced its work-related musculoskeletal disorder incidence rate by 59% over five years.
Humantech assisted Corning’s Goose Creek, South Carolina facility in the redesign of a work cell and material handling system, resulting in dramatically reduced ergonomic risk, improved quality, and cost avoidance estimated at $3.6 million per year.
Humantech assisted DENSO’s Long Beach, California facility in integrating ergonomics problems solving with its existing kaizen (continuous improvement) events to decrease recordable injuries by 27% over two years.
Humantech helped DENSO Manufacturing of Michigan improve its material handling process resulting in significant ergonomic risk reduction as well as reduction of tote handling by 156 hours per year.
Humantech assisted Dow Corning in analyzing ergonomic risk and redesigning a silicone processing operation, resulting in the elimination of injuries, improved quality consistency, and a 375% increase in productivity!
After only one year, Genie has seen real results from its ergonomics initiative and offers some key learnings for ergonomics success.
Humantech assisted Hamilton Sundstrand with establishing an ergonomics initiative. The combined effort resulted in an 83% reduction in recordable injuries, and an 84% reduction in lost workdays, over a period of seven years.
Humantech assisted Honda’s Marysville, Ohio motorcycle plant with coaching and ergonomics problem-solving skill development. The ergonomics team redesigned a fender finishing station to improve the cycle time by 50% and reduce potential scrap by 83%. Honda estimates the overall savings to be $500,000 per year.
Humantech assisted Honeywell’s Torrance, California facility in the redesign of a turbocharger assembly to dramatically reduce injuries while improving throughput 37%. Workers' compensation costs were reduced by $2 million per year plant-wide.
Humantech assisted Ligon Brothers Manufacturing Company in applying high-impact, low-cost ergonomic improvements to the redesign of a transfer press work cell, increasing productivity by 25% while reducing recordable incidents 100%.
Humantech designed, built, and installed an amplifier assembly line for Lucent’s Columbus, Ohio facility. Improved ergonomics increased first time yield by 61% and reduced product build time 44%, resulting in an annual savings of $1.2 million.
Humantech assisted NuStep in the redesign and manufacturing process of their patented exercise machine which recently won a prestigious Medical Design Excellence Award.
Redcats USA enlisted the help of Humantech to develop a sustainable ergonomics process that has resulted in an 80% reduction in workers’ compensation costs.
The solar energy company has successfully reduced ergonomics-related injuries through training, simple and effective assessment tools, and a facility-wide risk map.
Humantech conducted a RAPID Team Event at Southwire's Hawesville, Kentucy plant which led to over 100 ergonomic improvements and helped to reduce workplace strains by 30% and reduce back injuries by 40%.
Humantech assisted Textron’s Automotive Trim Division in deploying an effective ergonomics process that has reduced its work-related musculoskeletal disorder incidence rate 90% over seven years, an average of 26% per year.
Humantech assisted Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky logistics operation in improving the rear spoiler installation for one of its hottest selling vehicles. A combination of low-cost and high-impact improvements resulted in reduced ergonomic risk and a 62% improvement in cycle time, translating into a $262,000 annual savings in direct labor costs.
Humantech assisted TRW’s Cookeville, Tennessee facility with integrating ergonomics and lean manufacturing to achieve a 90% reduction in severity rate while improving plant-wide throughput by 15% over two years. Four years later, the WMSD incidence rate had been reduced by 83% and the total lost workday incidence rate by 85%.