Lab Ergonomic Tip #3 from Mayo Clinic’s Laboratories

A common ergonomics issue faced by clinical laboratories is removing caps or lids when working with a large number of test tubes or vials. In this video, Mayo Clinic’s Virology Laboratory shares a hint on using a cordless drill and a custom drill-bit to quickly remove caps, eliminating the repeat motions that could quickly lead to wrist strain.

 

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Kelley Schreiber

Kelley Schreiber is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Medical Laboratories. She is the principle editor and writer of Insights and leads social media and direct marketing strategy. Kelley has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2013. Outside of work, you can find Kelley running, traveling, playing with her new kitten, and exploring new foods.