The noble history of contests yields a way to multiply ergonomic improvements
By Len Walsh
Using potential solutions exhibited during ergonomics contests provides a way for individuals or teams to improve corrective measures at individual work sites. Different places that have common ergonomic issues and similar manufacturing processes have benefited by sharing innovative practices. Proper communication and dissemination of contest entries allow local sites to adapt the findings, often improving upon the original innovation. By using ergonomic contests, organizations can multiply the effects of one ergonomic solution into global improvements.
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