On the material-handling floor, it all comes down to being productive and profitable. But, due to the rising costs associated with workplace injuries, we can add “ergonomic” to that list as well. In fact, today, ergonomics—in this case, optimizing the interaction between operator and machine—is a key influencer for purchasers of manual material handling equipment. Case in point: many employers are reducing workplace injuries in light- to medium-load-handling environments by replacing traditional manually operated I-beam jib cranes—the culprit of most push-pull repetitive-motion injuries—with more ergonomic work station cranes.
In Summary: The Ergonomic Advantages of Work Station Cranes