NEW ERGONOMICS STUDY

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY SPINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE : MANY EMPLOYEES ARE AT RISK.

When it comes to cumulative damage to the spine, we don’t have any feedback mechanism that tells us when we’re doing damage, and that’s the beauty of the spine model that we’re using; it’s able to say whether or not an activity is causing any damage at that point in time.

Dr. Gary Allread, Program Director for the Ergonomics Division of The Ohio State University Spine Research Institute

One of the benefits of this project will be to relate the kind of force you get out from a more rudimentary or more contrived pushing or pulling procedure [where a single axis force gauge is used] to something that would more accurately reflect what would be happening in the workplace on a day-to-day basis.

Eric Weston, Graduate Research Associate of The Ohio State University Spine Research Institute

The CDMI (Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations) is funded by the National Science Foundation. This center is a group of industry experts (in this case, Caster Connection) who work with institutions of higher education (in this case, The Ohio State University Spine Research Institute). The CDMI conducted this study (Improvement of Push/Pull Force Estimates Using a Single-Axis Gauge) to understand how common push/pull testing procedures within manufacturing and industry put practitioners at risk of musculoskeletal injury.

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