Tag Archives: Jim Galante

A ‘Landmark Event’ Marks Growing Industry Interest in Improved Ergonomics

BY TOM GRESHAM Link to digital version of article in MHI Solutions. Twenty years ago, ergonomics “was kind of a nice thing to do,” said Jim Galante, chair of MHI’s Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment (EASE) Industry Group, but it was not an area that attracted close attention in material handling. In the decades since then, however, he said an ...

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Innovative Ergonomics

BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT Having an ergonomically designed warehouse and training workers how to safely perform physical tasks can improve their wellbeing and productivity—as well as potentially minimize workers’ compensation costs. Indeed, about a third to as much as half of all workers’ comp claims are associated with manual material handling tasks, according to CNA Insurance Co. Moreover, manual material handling ...

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2019 MHI Annual Conference Coverage

Annual Conference and Industry Group Sessions During these sessions, attendees heard from industry visionaries—including Pablos Holman, Jason Schenker, Peter Sheahan and Michael Bush—on topics ranging from technology, leadership, the economy and the workforce crisis. MHI Industry Group meetings and conference sessions gave attendees insights into the latest trends and digital technologies impacting our industry. Networking Events Attendees enjoyed a variety ...

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