Follow us...

 

Search News Archives

Channels

News

 

 

View Channel

Laboratory Products

 

 

View Channel

Special Offers and Promotions

 

Microscopy | Image Analysis

 

 

View Channel

Separation Science

 

 

View Channel

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

 

View Channel

Research & Case Studies

 

 

View Channel

Conferences | Events

Can an improvement in pipetting deliver cost savings and protect staff

publication date: Jun 24, 2013
 | 
author/source: Mettler Toledo

New White Paper on Pipetting Ergonomics aims to protect researchers

The Ergonomics of PipettingPipetting is a forceful and repetitive activity, and there is a strong association between pipetting and the occurrence of repetitive motion injuries. In fact, pipetting for just over an hour a day over the course of a year is enough to put researchers at risk, and the chances increase exponentially with workload and age.

A new white paper about “The Ergonomics of Pipetting” has now been published by METTLER TOLEDO. It draws on recently published papers by ergonomic scientists and discusses various aspects of pipetting; the ergonomic risks involved and best practice for either avoiding or mitigating them. By ensuring researchers are using the safest pipetting methods, labs are not only protecting staff but also avoiding costly delays and downtime that may be a result of injury or less efficient working practices.

The white paper investigates the sources of repetitive motion injuries. Tip loading and ejection, as well as plunger forces and the force required to change the aspiration volume, are found to contribute to repetitive strain injuries (RSI). The white paper gives advice on how to reduce the risk of RSI, and what to look for when buying a pipette by ergonomic standards.

METTLER TOLEDO was the first manufacturer to focus on user safety and repetitive stress injury, incorporating an ergonomic design into all of its pipettes.


more about The white paper


more about METTLER TOLEDO


 



 

Subscribe to any of our newsletters for the latest on new laboratory products, industry news, case studies and much more!

Newsletters from Lab Bulletin

 

Request your free copies HERE

 

 

 

Popular this Month

Top 10 most popular articles this month

 

Today's Picks

 

 


 

Looking for a Supplier?

Search by company or by product

 


Company Name:

Product:


 

 

 

 

Please note Lab Bulletin does not sell, supply any of the products featured on this website. If you have an enquiry, please use the contact form below the article or company profile and we will send your request to the supplier so that they can contact you directly.

Lab Bulletin is published by newleaf marketing communications ltd.


 

Media Partners