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ProMat 2013: EASE Manual Materials Handling Workshop scheduled

The Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment Council (EASE) of Material Handling Industry (MHI) is hosting its 3rd workshop “Engineered Solutions for Manual Handling Jobs” on January 23, 2013 at ProMat 2013 in Chicago, IL.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
November 29, 2012

The Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment Council (EASE) of Material Handling Industry (MHI) is hosting its 3rd workshop “Engineered Solutions for Manual Handling Jobs” on January 23, 2013 at ProMat 2013 in Chicago, IL. The workshop will focus on developing engineering solutions for manual materials handling (MMH) jobs in retail, wholesale, and warehousing (RWW) industries.

Keynote address on Worker Centric Design, a funded research project, will be presented by Dr. Kevin Gue, Auburn University. This is a new approach that places humans at the center of the design task. The opening address will describe the essential elements of worker-centric design and how they can enhance productivity and shape worker experience in a DC, warehouse and backroom workplace.

Key Points:
—Industry/safety/loss prevention representatives from the Retail, Wholesale and Warehouse industries who believe there ought to be a better way of loading/unloading or moving materials and containers in their businesses.
—Manufacturers/vendors of MH equipment who desire to partner with one or more Retail, Wholesale and Warehouse industries to explore and develop the next generation of MMH equipment.
Practitioners/researchers/educators who seek to partner with businesses in implementing and evaluating MMH engineering solutions.
—Format: Open panel discussion focusing on common manual handling tasks.
(Note: No exhibits, no sales presentations)

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL Room S402A
Registration: Cost is $150 to attend. Click here to register.

The EASE Council is the resource for information and equipment that focus on improving the workplace. EASE members are the leading designers and manufacturers of a broad range of innovative material handling devices, such as adjustable access platforms, balancers, containers, casters, tilters, lift tables, manipulators, pallet rotators, stackers, vacuum assist devices, platform trucks, carts, flooring technologies, workstation cranes, hoists, intelligent assist devices, racks, conveyors and order fulfillment solutions. http://www.MHIA.org/EASE.

Sponsors: Go Ergo, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), RMG, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma State University – Spears School of Business, Ergonomics Center of North Carolina

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.

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