The Ergonomics Center https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu Advancing the Science of Ergonomics in the Workplace Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:13:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2016/06/cropped-Center-Logo-Only-1-e1466080682801-32x32.jpg The Ergonomics Center https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu 32 32 Center expands services in the Greater Charlotte area https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/2017/03/16/center-expands-services-greater-charlotte-area/ Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:33:10 +0000 https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/?p=1337 The Ergonomics Center is pleased to announce an expansion of our world-class ergonomics services in the greater Charlotte area. Senior Ergonomist Heather White, MIE, CPE … Continued

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The Ergonomics Center is pleased to announce an expansion of our world-class ergonomics services in the greater Charlotte area. Senior Ergonomist Heather White, MIE, CPE will be joining our Charlotte office. The Center’s highly experienced, board-certified ergonomists provide the highest quality ergonomics consulting, training programs and research for companies throughout the world. Our services include onsite training, job and task analysis, program development, engineering design guidelines, and cost-saving solutions for both industrial and office ergonomics.

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Center to deliver workshop and presentation at NECE https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/2017/03/15/center-deliver-workshop-nece/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:04:32 +0000 https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/?p=1321 The Ergonomics Center will deliver the workshop, “Reducing Manual Materials Handling (MMH) Injuries – A Prerequisite for World-class Safety” on August 22, 2017 at the … Continued

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The Ergonomics Center will deliver the workshop, “Reducing Manual Materials Handling (MMH) Injuries – A Prerequisite for World-class Safety” on August 22, 2017 at the National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (NECE) in Las Vegas, NV. Tim McGlothlin, MS, CPE and Jeff Hoyle, MS, CPE, will be the co-presenters.

Overexertions from manual materials handling continue to be the leading cause of disabling injuries at work. Representing nearly one quarter of all injuries, these overexertions are generally associated with lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, and carrying tasks. Companies cannot be truly world­class unless they can identify and reduce these manual materials handling issues. This workshop shows the attendee how to evaluate the effectiveness of potential solutions prior to implementation. All attendees will receive instructional manuals and basic software.

In addition to this workshop, Jeff Hoyle, Director of Ergonomics Services, will deliver a presentation entitled, “Upper Extremity Ergonomics Evaluations and Solutions: Case Studies”. The date and time of this presentation is still to be determined.

Upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders continue to be a significant burden to individuals, workplaces, and economies. Ergonomics teams (made up of hourly employees, supervisors, engineers, and safety representatives) were formed to help recognize, evaluate, and control ergonomic risks to the upper extremities (UE) in industrial environments. Under the guidance of a CPE, such teams used UE analysis tools and their knowledge of the workplace to brainstorm, trial, & implement practical application-based solutions to mitigate ergonomic risks to the UE.  Several application-specific industrial case studies showing before and after results of how team-driven solutions mitigated ergonomic risks to the upper extremities will be presented.

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The Center introduces ErgoDATA https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/2017/03/07/center-introduces-ergodata/ Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:30:13 +0000 https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/?p=757 ErgoDATA (Ergonomics Deep-dive and Task Analysis), our new suite of assessment tools, is now available by clicking on the “Resources and Tools” tab at the top … Continued

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ErgoDATA (Ergonomics Deep-dive and Task Analysis), our new suite of assessment tools, is now available by clicking on the “Resources and Tools” tab at the top of this page. ErgoDATA is a collection of smart tools that will allow you to conduct screenings and evaluations of your jobs. ErgoDATA includes the following tools:

  • Industrial Screening Tool
  • RULA Calculator
  • NIOSH Lifting Equation Calculator
  • Strain Index Calculator
  • Liberty Mutual MMH Calculator
  • Rodgers Muscle Fatigue Analysis Calculator
  • ROSA Calculator
  • Hand Grip & Insertion Forces Calculator
  • Hand Tool Torque Calculator
  • Hand-Arm Clearance Calculator
  • One-Handed Carry Calculator
  • One-Handed Lift-Lower Calculator
  • One-Handed Push-Pull Calculator
  • Two-Handed Seated & Kneeling Lifting Calculator
  • Wrist Torque Calculator

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Tim McGlothlin named IISE President https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/2017/02/07/tim-mcglothlin-named-iise-president/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:02:59 +0000 https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/?p=1280 The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) announced this morning that they have elected three new members to their 13-person board of trustees (BoT). … Continued

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The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) announced this morning that they have elected three new members to their 13-person board of trustees (BoT). ISE’s Tim McGlothlin will serve as the president-elect of IISE starting on April 1st. “You agree to serve for three years, one each as President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past President,” explained McGlothlin.

Each year IISE’s CEO and Bot leadership generate and vet a list of potential candidates. In January, IISE holds their institution-wide election to select their newest BoT members. Candidates are considered based upon their professional background, previous volunteer service, and proven leadership within IISE. “I was approached by the CEO (Don Greene) and asked if I would consider running for the President-Elect position,” shared McGlothlin.

“I’m fortunate to have served in several IISE leadership positions including Conference Chair for IISE’s Applied Ergonomics Conference, said McGlothlin. “I also served two terms as Senior Vice President for Technical Operation on IISE’s Board of Trustees. I love the industrial and systems engineering profession and the potential opportunity to work again with the IISE staff headquartered in Norcross, GA was a ‘no-brainer’.”

“Tim’s dedication, commitment and service to IISE and in particular to the world of ergonomics make him very well qualified to assume the leadership of our flagship professional organization,” praised NC State College of Engineering Dean Louis Martin-Vega who served as IISE President in 2007 – 2008. “We in the College of Engineering at NC State are delighted by Tim’s selection as President of IISE and extend our congratulations to him for this very distinctive recognition.”

McGlothlin plans to focus on some key themes as president, membership retention/growth and a greater international presence. “We must be an international player within a vast global market of ISE-types,” he confided. “We must continue to increase the value proposition of our memberships through more timely training, networking opportunities, professional publications, and high-quality conferences. As President, my role will be basic yet critical to the growth of the profession and IISE – establish an open line of communication between these constituents; focus on strategies that would increase the value of the Institute’s products and services; and positively influence the global nature of our profession.”

McGlothlin receives IISE Fellow status

At the 2016 IISE Annual Conference in Disneyland, McGlothlin received IISE Fellow status. A fellow is the highest classification of IISE membership and recognizes outstanding leaders in the profession for their nationally-recognized contributions. To learn more about ISE’s trip to Disneyland, see The IEiest Place on Earth.

Read IISE’s Press Release

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Welcome to our new website https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/2017/01/10/welcome-new-website/ Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:13:45 +0000 https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/?p=1210 We hope you enjoy the look of our new website. It has been designed to be seen on various platforms: computers, tablets, and smart phones. We … Continued

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We hope you enjoy the look of our new website. It has been designed to be seen on various platforms: computers, tablets, and smart phones. We have also reorganized our layout to make it easier for you to find out about our services. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to use the Contact Form at the bottom of each page contained in the site.

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Tim McGlothlin named IISE Fellow at Annual Conference https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/2016/07/07/tim-mcglothlin-named-iise-fellow-annual-conference/ Thu, 07 Jul 2016 18:08:55 +0000 https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/?p=594 Executive Director Tim McGlothlin, MS, CPE, was named an IISE Fellow at their annual conference in Anaheim CA…read more

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Executive Director Tim McGlothlin, MS, CPE, was named an IISE Fellow at their annual conference in Anaheim CA…read more

Tim Award

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Center Delivered Workshop at NECE https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/2016/06/30/center-to-deliver-workshop-at-nece/ Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:32:46 +0000 https://www.ergocenter.ncsu.edu/?p=526 Executive Director Tim McGlothlin and Heather White delivered the Pre-conference Workshop, Reducing Manual Materials Handling (MMH) Injuries at this year’s National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo on … Continued

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Executive Director Tim McGlothlin and Heather White delivered the Pre-conference Workshop, Reducing Manual Materials Handling (MMH) Injuries at this year’s National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo on November 17, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.

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