Remove Boxes from Conveyor onto U-Boat for Sales Floor

October 2014
Ergonomic Solutions for Retailers – DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-100


Ergonomic Solutions For Retailers

Figure 4 shows an employee in two positions as she unloads boxes from a conveyor onto a U-Boat platform truck in which a spring-loaded platform has been added. In the first position she is grasping the box. In the second position she turns her feet and body to face the platform truck. The U-Boat outfitted with spring loaded platform is designed to reduce bending by keeping the load at or near waist height either when loading or unloading containers. The narrow platform deck reduces excessive reaching.

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