STRONG ERGONOMICS

Ergonomic considerations, whether incorporated into materials-handling equipment or the way orders are selected for building pallets, are playing a bigger role as retailers and wholesalers seek to dramatically reduce employee injuries and workers' compensation costs.Safety and ergonomics programs, particularly those that address the problems associated with lifting and bending, also ranked high as

Ergonomic considerations, whether incorporated into materials-handling equipment or the way orders are selected for building pallets, are playing a bigger role as retailers and wholesalers seek to dramatically reduce employee injuries and workers' compensation costs.

Safety and ergonomics programs, particularly those that address the problems associated with lifting and bending, also ranked high as ways to prevent employees from getting hurt in the warehouse.

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