Distribution Ergonomics Research Center
at The Ohio State
Our mission is to develop and
evaluate interventions (methods, tools, processes, etc.) that allow
distribution center workers to work more effectively and safely,
research based in ergonomic science and engineering.
We partner with regional DCs and
material handling equipment manufacturers to assist DCs in becoming or
maintaining their status as a “workplace of excellence” through
addressing challenges and discovering opportunities for improvements in
their material handling operations.
We began with a grant from the
Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA).
We are affiliated with these
laboratories and centers at OSU:
co-directors are Dr. Steven A. Lavender and Dr. Carolyn M.
1971 Neil Ave., rm 210 Baker Systems
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210