Home Quad/Graphics – 2014 Honorable Mention Ergonomics Done Right®

Written by: humantech on August 21st, 2015

Quad/Graphics’ Saratoga Springs, NY plant took an honorable mention in the 2014 Find It – Fix It Challenge with its Adjusting Height of Caliper Wheel improvement.

Before Photo

Before Photo

To adjust the height of a caliper, the worker had to hold it in position with one hand while loosening the bolt with the other hand, which caused awkward postures (butts-up, horizontal distance, shoulders too high/low, and wash rag). The BEST score was 28 and the NIOSH Lifting Index was 3.7.

After Photo

After Photo

To eliminate awkward postures, the company mounted a wheel handle to the caliper assembly. This allowed the worker to adjust the height while standing. The BEST score was reduced to 6.4 and the NIOSH Lifting Index to 0.0.

View the 2014 winners (Southwire and The Timken Company) of the Find It  – Fix It Challenge and Goodyear’s honorable mention.

 

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