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What Is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the study of humans interacting with their work. It looks at how changing tools and workspaces to match the users improves productivity, decreases injuries, and ultimately save companies money.


What is the ErgoLab?
Greenlee’s ErgoLab is our in-house, industry first, ergonomics testing lab. It compares our tools to the competition and is an integral part of our design process for new user-centered tools. Our ErgoLab also travels throughout North America bringing innovation and safety info to Greenlee customers.


Why Greenlee?
The ErgoLab partnered with Iowa State University’s ATHENA lab, a premier engineering and scientific leader in ergonomic testing. Together we tested some of our Gator tools against the competition.




Independent Test Results





We used a variety of tests to compare the ergonomic benefits of our tools against the competition.


ErgoLab Test Studies
Greenlee’s ErgoLab performs extensive ergonomic testing on our products and compares them to the industry standard. We strive to protect those who use our tools by reduce the strain our tools place upon their bodies and decrease the risk of injuries and disabilities. In all things Greenlee is “Professional. Nothing Less.”






 Must Read Articles
“Five Steps to Improve Productivity and Morale” by Jacob Thomas, in IEC’s Insights Magazine, Dec 2017: http://www.ieci.org/newsroom-and-insights/five-steps-to-improve-productivity-and-morale. This article explores some of the ways ergonomics can boost productivity and improve worker morale.

“Get a Grip: Tool Ergonomics” By Jeff Griffin, in Electrical Contractor magazine, May 2018: www.ecmag.com/section/safety/get-grip-tool-ergonomics . This article explores the basics of ergonomics and how various tool companies, including Greenlee, are making tools to address your ergonomic needs.

“Improve Safety and the Bottom Line With Ergonomics” by Jacob Thomas, in Construction Executive, Nov 2017: www.constructionexec.com/article/improve-safety-and-the-bottom-line-with-ergonomics. This article looks at the costs associated with injuries that result from poor ergonomics and the cumulative damage done to workers.