Did you know that factory automation can help keep your workforce safe? It’s true! Unergonomic and repetitive tasks are hazardous to employees, and can often be automated. This helps to reduce the risk of injuries and workers’ compensation claims. Automation also helps to improve efficiency and throughput in the factory. Let’s dive into some of the ways unergonomic and repetitive tasks can cost you more than you think.
Work-related Injuries: Lurking in Small Tasks
Work-related injuries are costly. In fact, the cost of workers’ compensation claims has been on the rise in recent years. And these costs don’t just impact your bottom line – they can also lead to lost productivity, absenteeism, and even employee turnover.
Unergonomic, repetitive tasks are sneaky hazardous. They may not seem dangerous at first, but over time they can take their toll on your employees’ health. These kinds of tasks can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which are responsible for a large portion of workers’ compensation claims. MSDs can cause pain, stiffness, and even loss of mobility.
But you don’t need to be an expert in ergonomics to figure out which tasks are leaving you vulnerable. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if a task requires your employees to perform the same motion over and over again. If it does, there’s a good chance it’s unergonomic.
Here are some examples of unergonomic tasks that can be automated:
– Packing products into boxes
– Assembling products
– CNC machining
Factory Automation: The Solution
So what’s the solution? Factory automation! Automating unergonomic and repetitive tasks can help to reduce the risk of injuries and workers’ compensation claims. Automation also helps to improve efficiency and throughput in the factory.
And your employees? They can be reassigned to tasks that are less likely to cause injuries. This can help to improve morale and retention in your factory.
If you’re looking for a way to reduce costs and improve safety in your factory, look no further than factory automation! It’s the key to a safer workplace. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you automate your factory. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.