ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Quantifying Forceful Exertions in Ergonomics Assessments


Force is a primary risk factor for musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace and is a key element of most ergonomics assessments. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to collect and measure force data, and therefore assessment scores are often inaccurate and unreliable. To resolve the inconsistencies, it’s first important to understand the organization’s culture, the ergonomics process maturity, specific task demands, and project goals. This information will help you identify the right methods to use to collect and quantify force.

During this 60-minute webinar, attendees learned a variety of ways to collect data (observer estimations, direct measurements, and wearable sensors), and the benefits, limitations, and common mistakes made using each method.

Additionally, we demonstrated how to use single-task and multi-task evaluation methods to quantify the impact of a force and provided an overview of ways to quantify the impact of grip forces, arm exertions, and material handling.

Attendees learned how to:

  • Describe at least four methods for quantifying forceful exertions
  • Identify situations where each method would be the preferred option and why it would be preferred
  • Quantify forces in jobs with greater confidence, effectiveness, and efficiency

Learn how to quantify forceful exertions at your workplace!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR
Quantifying Forceful Exertions in Ergonomics Assessments


Force is a primary risk factor for musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace and is a key element of most ergonomics assessments. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to collect and measure force data, and therefore assessment scores are often inaccurate and unreliable. To resolve the inconsistencies, it’s first important to understand the organization’s culture, the ergonomics process maturity, specific task demands, and project goals. This information will help you identify the right methods to use to collect and quantify force.

During this 60-minute webinar, attendees learned a variety of ways to collect data (observer estimations, direct measurements, and wearable sensors), and the benefits, limitations, and common mistakes made using each method.

Additionally, we demonstrated how to use single-task and multi-task evaluation methods to quantify the impact of a force and provided an overview of ways to quantify the impact of grip forces, arm exertions, and material handling.

Attendees learned how to:

  • Describe at least four methods for quantifying forceful exertions
  • Identify situations where each method would be the preferred option and why it would be preferred
  • Quantify forces in jobs with greater confidence, effectiveness, and efficiency

Learn how to quantify forceful exertions at your workplace!