About Ergotronix Inc.

Ergotronix is a small company that solves big problems.

We create a safer work environment, no matter what size or shape, weight or type of material.

Located in a modern facility in Sarasota, Florida, Ergotronix is devoted to inventing and producing unique ergonomic technology designed to lighten the load and ease the burden for factory workers.

Ergotronix’s family of shop floor innovations make tough jobs easy, while helping eliminate employee strain, fatigue and injury.

Ergotronix’s unique products are suited for the most robust and heavy-duty applications and is found in use at major companies such as Boeing, Sikorsky, General Electric, Honda, Goodrich, Harley-Davidson, Raytheon, Texas Instruments, Gillette and many, many more.

WHY ERGONOMICS? Good Ergonomics = Good Economics

by Earl Hagman, PhD

Fundamentally, Ergonomics is the science of making the job fit the worker. Historically the work place attitude has been the other way around, requiring the worker to fit into the job situation. The ergonomic philosophy is to search for solutions to workplace problems and to create a safe, comfortable work place that will reduce potentials for bio-mechanical injuries. These injuries occur when employees work in awkward postures for extended periods of time or perform tasks that require repetitive motions. Ailments commonly associated with the workplace include back injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis. These types of injuries lead to decreased productivity, poor product quality, lost and restricted workdays, increased medical and workers’ compensation costs, as well as low employee morale and absenteeism.

An Aging Workforce Creating Work Place Issues

by Earl Hagman, Ph.D.

By 2030, one in every five Americans will be over the age of 65.  As many as 80% of these older workers will not have the resources needed to retire.  Working past retirement age or never retiring will not be a lifestyle choice, but a necessity, for many Americans.  The median age of the labor force is therefore anticipated to increase rapidly, and by 2030, people age 55 and above may represent a third of the total labor force in the United States.  As older workers differ from their younger counterparts in a variety of physical, psychological, and social dimensions, the need to work may have far-reaching implications on the number and type of work-related injuries experienced. American companies are poorly prepared for the changing demographic conditions they are faced with and the possibility of losing critical older talent because of work-related injuries is a serious concern, with a high cost for employers and society as a whole.