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 Go Further: Ergonomics Issue Brings Out Teamwork at KCAP

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KANSAS CITY - In an assembly plant, ergonomics is a big deal. When an operator is doing repetitive motions throughout the day, if the ergonomics of the job do not flow well, it can cause the operator pain.

This is what happened on an MP&L skid dock at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP).

The issue was brought to the attention of HiLo Mechanic Randy Gibson, who brought on Terry Smith, a lift-truck representative.  Together, the team worked to solve the problem and make the operator’s job flow better.

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1/11/2013 6:00 AM