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Grants and Awards2015-2016 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

The Ergonomics TeamService Providers Suzanne Bade: MHealthy Medical ErgonomicsSarah Cooney: OSEHBridget Daly: MHealthy Medical ErgonomicsNaomi Gilbert: MHealthy Medical ErgonomicsChristopher Kahle: DearbornPamela Koczman: OSEHGary Kupfner: UMHHC Safety Management ServicesMichael Lane: FlintBrenda Myers: UMHHC Safety Management ServicesTom Perez: DearbornLaura Rometsch: FlintAmie Rush: UMHHC Safety Management Services 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

GoalReduce risk factors related toMusculoskeletal Disorders Sprains, Strains, Pain Back, Neck, Arm, Leg, Vision, SensationIssues/Risk Factors Postures, Repetitive Movement/Sustained Postures,Force, Contact Stress, Temperature, VibrationRisk Reduction via Personal Habits, Administrative Controls,Engineering (Equipment) 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Ergo Departmental Awards (T 14)Gold - Plaque and Celebration(3) Ann Arbor – Information and Technology Services/Cart Ann Arbor – Plant Hospital Maintenance – PlumbingShop/Cart UMHS - UMHS MedSport (Domino's Farms)/TapeWinder 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Ann Arbor/ITS Tech DepotPlaque for Outstanding Contribution - In recognition of yourtransition from awkward racks to rolling security carts to minimize theneed to lift and move equipment. Before, technicians were repeatedlymoving heavy equipment from carts to racks and from the racks to backto the carts in order to pickup, store, and deliver hardware.Before: Non moveable shelves and carts.After: Custom rolling security carts; less lifting and carrying 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

UMHS/UMH MedSport(Domino’s Farms)Plaque for Outstanding Contribution - In recognition of yourdesign and implementation of an automated bandagewrapping device.Before:Awkward,After: AutomatedRepetitive 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Ann Arbor/Plant Hospital MaintenancePlumbing ShopPlaque for Outstanding Contribution - In recognition of yourdesign and modification of carts to allow piping to be easilytransported across campus.Before: Lots of lift and carry for pipes that did not fit on carts in elevatorsAfter: Custom carts carry pipe at an angle; less lift and carry 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Ergo Departmental Awards: SilverSilver - Certificate of Recognition (3)Received a Hero Certificate instead of a generic one UMHS – Cardiac Surgery: Installed long handled tool toreach call lights over patient beds UMHS – Interpreter Services :Added wheeled caseto transport items around the hospital Ann Arbor – Information Technology Services:Dept. re-design with adjustable furniture 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Ergo Departmental Awards: BronzeBronze - Letter of Commendation (8)Sit/stand workstationNote: Received a Hero pin and a letter Ann Arbor – Office of VP and Gen. Counsel Fleming Ann Arbor –Office of Financial Aid Ann Arbor – Learning Health Sciences Ann Arbor - Business Engagement Center UMHS – Anesthesiology Back and Pain UMHS – Dermatology UMHS - Canton Call Center UMHS – Hospital Administration 2010 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Ergo Grants Dept. annual competitive application process Over 116,000 requested for 51 projects. Fundedprojects with 45,000 central fund. Dept. cost sharingnearly doubles the impact. Individuals with medical accommodation needs 10,000 fund to cost share with departments formedical ergonomics clients needing significantequipment purchase to meet their work and medicalneeds. Maximum offer of 200 per client, and only ifaccommodation cost exceeds 400. 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

UMHS/Diagnostic Radiology & RecoveryPatient liftBeforeAfterBefore: At risk for fall moving patientfrom one place to another (bed to scantable, wheelchair to bed, bed to toilet,etc.) as well as reducing staff injury dueto manually moving patient withoutdevice.”After: “ [There was been an}Increase in staff satisfactionaround safe patient handling” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

UMHS/Taubman Center NeurologyPatient liftBeforeAfterBefore: “The lack of quick accessto lift devices has resulted in staffresorting to manual lifting ofpatients when patients are in needof toileting.”After: “Staff feel more secureassisting patient in examrooms and toilet transfers. ” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Flint/Early Childhood Development CenterChild Care adjustable BuggiesBeforeAfterBefore: “On our current buggies thehandle is positioned so it's difficult tohold and cramps up teacher's hands.Front wheels wobble terrible in thefront of our current buggies.”After: “Physically the Kindervanis easier on (the staff) . Reportsof less stress on the knees andlower back, due to less bendingover, because of how thechildren’s seats rotateoutwardly.” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

AA/Plant OpsCall Center Sit stand workstationsBeforeAfterBefore: “Phone agents areforced to sit at their desks allday. I would like to provide sitto stand workstations. ”After: “ ” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

UMHS/Chelsea Health CenterAdjustable StoolsBeforeAfterBefore: “The current stools arehard to move up and down youneed to turn the stool upside downand turn the actual seat . Thestools need to be adjustedfrequently. The current stools alsohave no back support.”After: “[The stools have] improved jobsatisfaction since the work area can now beadapted to their height. The new stools areworking great. ” Note: EEs are encouragedto move in close and sit tall. 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

AA/ITS – Tech DepotAdjustable ChairsBeforeAfterBefore: “All chairs within the techdepot do not have height adjustments.The chairs that do have heightadjustments are mostly broken. Thereare team complaints of anuncomfortable work environment.”After: “We have received several positivefeedback comments and an overall increase inproductivity and workplace satisfaction.” “Iused to have shoulder pain, since we havereceived these new chairs, I have not hadany.” “I feel a lot less stress on my back withthese new chairs.” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

UMHS/Gifts of ArtCart and Light-Weight DrillsBeforeBefore: “The current (cart) isAfterAfter: “.the handles on tool cartextremely heavy and cumbersome toare a great improvement and themove due to the weight and lack ofwheels are much easier to push.handles. It must be pushed from the(Staff) have been very happy withtop deck . We also need to replacethe lighter drills, especially whenour heavy, outdated power drills. Wedoing highly repetitive tasks.”have to reach high to drill in hardwareand it is difficult to hold the heavydrills.” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

AA/Taubman College of ArchitecturePower Stacker CartBeforeAfterBefore: “[W]e receive shipments nearlyevery day . . . Some of these shipmentsare incredibly heavy (hundreds of poundsto over a ton) and the workers generallylift the pallets/shipments off the truck andplace them on the ground to lift heavyobjects off a truck bed are awkward. I’veseen workers wincing in pain from theseactivities. ”After: “This grant is great! the power stacker wepurchased is just one exampleof the way proper tools andequipment can make adifference. ” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

AA/PsychologyElectronic PipettesBeforeAfterBefore: “The primarypieces of equipment used inour core facility are manualpipettes. I try to take breaksduring the repetitive pipettingmotion throughout the day. Istretch my hands. . . [and]move around as much apossible. ”After: “[Theequipment] basicallyeliminates therepetition endured bymanual pipettes and itprovides moreaccurate results.” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

AA/Construction Services – Glass ShopTilt top glass cutting tableBeforeAfterBefore: “When glass is transferredfrom a truck to our existing cuttingtables or from our cutting table to ourtruck a lot of physical strength and unnatural movement is required. ”After: “ ” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

UMHS/Pathology Molecular Diagnostics (Traverwood)Multi channel and light force pipettesBeforeAfterBefore: “The classic-stylemicropipettes have a piston that mustbe fully depressed to which requires alot of force. This causes hand and armpain and can lead to repetitive stressinjury even with proper technique. ”After: “ ” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

AA/Life Sciences and Arts (Biological Station)Adjustable stool and padded floor matsBeforeAfterBefore: “The current is a backless, wooden stool with apiece of urethane packingmaterial acting as an ad-hoccushion. Staff are often requiredto stand bench side forprolonged periods there areno anti-fatigue mats in theselocations. ”After: “ ” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

UMHS/Anesthesiology (Burlington)Call Center Sit/standsBeforeAfterBefore: “Our call centerstaff is sitting for 8 hoursa day and typically doesnot have the chance tostand up and stretch atappropriate intervals.”After: “ ” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

AA/Conference and Event ServicesBeforeAfterBefore: “As Event Planners, a largeportion of our day is spent on thephone. Head sets would help toalleviate the neck pain associated withtrying to hold the phone between theshoulder and the ear while inputtingdata into the computer”After: “ the headsets hasallowed us to without cockingup our shoulder and bending ourneck to hold the phone allowsstaff to be more productive andcomfortable.” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

AA/Construction Services Cabinet ShopSliding Table SawBeforeAfterBefore: “On our current sawthe cabinet makers arerequired to lift a sheet ofplywood (48x96 or larger) froma rack. ”After: “The sliding table sawallows us to slide it from therack to the saw” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

AA/Life Science Institute – FacilitiesAnti-fatigue matsBeforeAfterBefore: “ Our occupants stand forseveral hours a day. We’ve had severallab members complain that their backand legs hurt from standing so much.They do have wooden stools, but theyhave no cushion, these are hard on theirbacks as well.”After: “ ” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

UMHS/Gifts of ArtCabinetBeforeAfterBefore: “This packing andunpacking places extra ergonomicstress on shoulders, knees, andback.”After: “ ” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

AA/Pediatrics – Hematology/OncologyTilting MicroscopeBeforeAfterBefore: “When people in our labsit at the microscope it results in ahunched posture to lean in to thelow height of the eye pieces onthe scope. Because the table isonly 28 inches high, there is notenough height to lower a chairsufficiently to improve the posture.After: “ ”” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

AA/Life Science Biological StationUpdated pipetteBeforeAfterBefore: “Liquid transfers are performed at theUM Bio Station wet lab facility using pipettebulbs and Class-A volumetric pipettes. It is notuncommon for hundreds or [more] transfers tobe made [in] a day. Technicians report stiffnessor soreness in hands and wrists.”After: “ ” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

AA/Athletics Maintenance ShopScissor LiftBeforeAfterBefore: “Bending over to work onheavy equipment in our shop.The ability to lift equipment up tostanding height would be a bighelp”After: “ ” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Dearborn/Art Collections and ExhibitionsLight weight chairs and Art cartBeforeBefore: “The gallery does notAfter: “ ”have an appropriate cart fortransporting artwork aroundcampus that is safe for staffmembers and the artwork. Theevent chairs are heavy tostack and unstack and move 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109around. ”After

UMHS/Diagnostic Radiology Prep and DiscoverySide bars accessoryBeforeAfterBefore: “We just recentlyAfter: “ ”had two overhead patientceiling lifts installed and weneed a pair of side bars. Theside bars are used to equallydistribute the weight.” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

AA/Plant Building and GroundsSpring Loaded CartBeforeAfterBefore: “Bags of linen are placed intothe canvas carts and the employeemust bend at the waist to access thebottom of the carts. Repetitive bending,lifting of laundry from the bottom of thelinen carts .”After: “ ” 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Learn more and Apply forErgonomic Grants and Awardsatwww.Mhealthy.umich.eduThank You! 2016 The Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Ergo Departmental Awards: Silver. Silver - Certificate of Recognition (3) Received a Hero Certificate instead of a generic one UMHS – Cardiac Surgery: Installed long handled tool to reach call lights over patient beds UMHS – Interpreter Services :