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Why the rise in robotics isn’t the end for the human workforce

The world is currently in the midst of its 4th Industrial Revolution, which is being driven by automation and information. The rise of the use of robotics in numerous industries has caused real concern for the future of many jobs. According to Pew Research, 72% of Americans express wariness or concern about a world where […]

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Sit-stand workstations in manufacturing

Sit-stand desks have been a huge topic in office ergonomics for years, but it seems there has been much less talk of introducing them to the industrial workplace. Research into the risks of sitting in front of a computer all day was the catalyst for a change in office environments, but it can be argued […]

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7 ways workplace design can increase productivity

Ergonomics literally means: “designed for humans”. Well, technically, it’s “the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment”, but let’s not split hairs: it’s all about making working environments suitable for human habitation. This all might seem like common sense, but it’s surprising how often people aren’t really considered in the workplace design and construction. […]

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The Human Cost of Back Pain in the Manufacturing Workplace

Back problems are a major pain in the posterior for employers and employees alike, with musculoskeletal problems accounting for 41% of all workplace illnesses in the UK in 2015/16 according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). In the UK, back pain was responsible for an astonishing 3,417,000 lost working days in 2015/16 (HSE), with […]

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