Recently, I returned to a pharmaceutical facility in the United Kingdom having not visited for a year. It was very interesting to see what had changed. They had made significant ergonomic improvements and were able to include ergonomics in the budget for 2011, so much had been accomplished. They have started an ergonomics team with representation from all departments. Team members include operators, engineers, maintenance, and health and safety. This allows the people who do the jobs to be directly involved with fixing them!! Although they still have a long way to go, it is impressive to see this shift in just a year. Do you have any stories you’d like to share about improving your site’s ergonomics process?
Written by: humantech on June 27th, 2011