Guidelines and Solutions for Safer Push/Pull Tasks

Items covered include braking and locking systems, sound abatement and noise generated, along with environmental effects. A presentation including case studies on all of these factors will be discussed.

This presentation showcases the causes and risk factors of ergonomic injuries in the construction industry, and provides a step-by-step process to reduce and recognize ergonomic injuries on the jobsite. This presentation also discusses recommended ways of preparing for tooling tasks to minimize risk for ergonomic injury and identify traits of tools that help you achieve that goal by using cutting edge scientific measurement equipment to quantify the levels of ergonomic risk of a tool.


Robert Jorden
Vice President, Engineering
Blickle USA

Gary Allread
Program Director, SRI-Ergonomics
Ohio State University .


Presentation slides can be downloaded here.


CompTalks are a presentation of the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference – National Comp. CompTalks are short-format educational presentations that fit our busy schedules, delivered by voices throughout the industry. This series will offer a mix of thought-provoking opinions, insider perspectives and useful strategies you can bring back to your team to spark further discussion — presented on-demand.

This new feature is a complement to our 2020 National Comp Digital Program, which includes a One-Day Virtual Event — now on demand. Register now for our Ongoing Digital Session Series.