innovationspreis ergonomie

Nuremberg in January 2021Innovation award 2021

In 2021, the IGR will continue to award this prize for special achievements in the field of ergonomics. The institute wants to strengthen all efforts for more ergonomics in everyday life. From demographic trends to the stresses of everyday life, many factors speak for this: it is high time to support services in this area. Manufacturers, developers or designers who stand for holistic ergonomic concepts that are also reflected in the entire orientation of their company can apply. Being there is everything!

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Nuremberg in December 2020

Under the motto “Better advice with expertise Ergonomics”, the Institute of Health and Ergonomics trained the Soldan consultants to become a certified “specialist saleswoman/man in ergonomics”. The approach was: in conjunction with the comprehensive information of the ergonomics brochure, Soldan’s consultants are available to their clients when it comes to selecting the right ergonomic work equipment. The information is rounded off by practical fitness tips for the busy day-to-day work in the office, but also – up-to-date – in the home office.

Workplace analysis with HUMEN workplace analysis

In cooperation with the IGR, Soldan offers comprehensive certified advice. The HUMEN workplace analysis system is also used. The ergonomics and office workplace analysis is used for the visualization and documentation of workplace conditions. It offers the opportunity for an expert assessment of the individual office workplace situation by the certified ergonomics consultants.

Nuremberg in November 2020

The use of optimised wheels and rollers facilitates physically stressful activities, which leads to noticeable relief for the workers.

In addition to lifting, holding, carrying and dispensing, pulling and sliding are among the most common steps when people have to move loads by hand. Especially in production and logistics, these physically demanding activities are part of everyday life – and thus represent a considerable burden for employees. Depending on the weight of the relevant transport material, pulling and sliding requires an enormous amount of effort and can overload muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints in the long term. This affects the spine, knees, hip joints and the entire hand-arm-shoulder area.

The IGR has awarded the Besthane® and Blickle SoftMotion wheel series. The seal was awarded due to the extremely low start-up, rolling and swivel resistance of the running pad series.

Special test for SoftMotion

The Blickle SoftMotion elastic soft rubber flooring series is characterized by effective noise damping through the running surface, in addition to a low rolling and swivel resistance and an improvement in ergonomics due to noticeably higher driving comfort.

Less vibration, less noise

An additional and decisive feature are the vibration-inhibiting running properties. As a test arrangement, various test tracks with different floor coverings were set up at the IGR’s partner of the technical testing institute intertek GmbH in Fürth ( a floor with paving stones, then a typical running grid and a smooth industrial floor covering for reference. The result showed significantly less vibration and a greatly reduced noise emission, as the goods to be transported rattleless. The advantages are clear: by lower vibrations, the worker is relieved during pushing/pulling, the same by the lower noise, which, for example, in kitchens or canteens benefits the environment through less clinking.