Ergonomics researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee developed an approach for calculating the necessary time for safe lifting and lowering. Board-certified ergonomist Blake McGowan explain how their method quantifies the investment of forceful exertions and recovery time in this months installment. References: Kapellusch J, Kapellusch JM, & Garg A. (2012). ERGONOMIC CYCLE TIME: A PROPOSED METRIC FOR THE DESIGN OF SAFE, PRODUCTIVE MANUFACTURING JOBS. Conference: 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, At Birmingham, England, Volume: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXVI. September 2012.