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Written by: humantech on September 10th, 2015

We’re excited to announce a new video series entitled, “The Bottom Line.” Each month, Managing Director and Certified Professional Ergonomist, Blake McGowan, will summarize current scientific research on ergonomics into a simple message that you can immediately apply to your workplace.

The optimal distance for palletizing is the first installment in this series. McGowan summarizes a 2014 study conducted by Steven Lavender and his colleagues from Ohio State University. They determined the optimal distance between a workstation (origin) and a pallet (destination) to minimize back twisting during loading tasks. For the “bottom line”, watch the video.

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Mehta JP1, Kim TH, Weiler MR, Lavender SA (2014). Effects of transfer distance on spine kinematics for de-palletizing tasks. J Occup Environ Hyg. 11(1):1-8.

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