Workday Ergonomics (revision)
June 27, 2016 Leave a comment
Ergonomics –– Float Don’t Fight –
“Workday Ergonomics, Floating and Flighting”
was originally posted on 3-23-2009
A kayaker is paddling on a fast current river. If he paddles up stream he requires much more energy to over come the resistance. He is fighting river current. If kayaker paddles turns his boat to move with the current. He requires little resistance and can move easily with the current. He is floating with the river current.
Fighting and floating.
In industrial jobs, a worker is often required to heavy repetitive work.
I have often explain to the younger workers around me how to “float” in their job and not “fight”. It good to challenge ones self at a job, but over long periods of time, one is better off working with bodily efficiency , moving smoothly with as little resistance as possible.
Some of the young guys will pick up huge loads…
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