|Packout - Bone-In Packaging
Task 1: Tray Packer
a tray from a stack of trays and places it on a packing shelf. Employees then
reach to obtain product and place it on the tray. Filled trays are placed on
a conveyor from which they will later be plastic wrapped.
Hazards of this task may include:
Employees repeatedly reach to access trays, to
obtain parts, and to place filled trays on conveyors. Repetitive reaching stresses the shoulder and upper back.
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- Use diverter
bars to push the product closer to the employee.
- Reduce width of
conveyor so the product is presented closer to the employee.
packing fixtures, trays, and product so all activities of the task can be
performed with the elbows in close to the torso.
- Tilt work
surface so product slides to the employee.
Develop both left- and right-hand stations so employees can rotate
through different stations and experience periods of working rest.
Provide adjustable work tables or stands so task can be performed without
torso bending or reaching.
for a long time
Standing for a long time
reduces blood flow to the legs, forces isolated muscles to work for
an extended time, and increases risk of fatigue and varicose veins.
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sit/stand stools, which allow
employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright
employees to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
- Provide a foot rest
in front of employees so they can shift their posture.