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November 16, 2011

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Lifting and handling – RoBox

A ‘robot in a box’ has just been launched by automation consultancy, Innomech.

The company says RoBox uses a fast, highly accurate robot that can be customised to carry out repetitive, labour-intensive or hazardous-product assembly or quality-testing tasks in sectors where operators can be most at risk. 

Initial target markets include health care, consumer, industrial and food-product manufacturing. RoBox can be quickly and easily reconfigured without its operators needing any specialist programming knowledge, according to Innomech.

It adds that RoBox can protect employees from the long-term health risks of repetitive strain injury and other musculoskeletal disorders that often result from low-skilled manual manufacturing processes, such as product assembly and packaging operations.

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Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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