Product Packaging Table: Video Example

Developed by: Center for Ergonomics at the University of Michigan

Description: A video that identifies hazards and suggests recommendations for a factory worker doing a repetitive manual materials handling task (moving stacked cups from one machine to another). The task involves lifting and twisting while handling a delicate object. The video explains the equipment the worker uses, then identifies MSD risk factors associated with the job, and lists potential recommendations to reduce the MSD risks. The video creators suggest the video can be used for training purposes to help users identify MSD risk factors in their workplace.

This is one of a series of “sample” videos from the Center for Ergonomics.

Keywords: factory, packaging, stacking, assembly, force, posture, repetition, training, recommendations, risk, assessment, case study