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2 > Image 2 of Kentucky Alumni, vol. 74, no. 4, Winter 2003

Part of Kentucky alumnus

W gy`. lg W N A AA A ` A AC AAAAAAA A A AA AAAA A AAAAA CA A /4 F . * A * lg! ? l . , Q Ai B A ./A " V ` 3 1*. . -- `` .. E . i ,_ . ah,] ..,v.~ -A ` AA A [ 4 Ag? ., r > ~!? zy v~ if ly', .,. Q); ,. Ken johnson is supervisor for safety, environment, . 1 . . V _. and security at Link-Belt Construction Equipment j 2 I .;;a( _ . V Company In LeXlHgtOI\, where a lot of lltS time ls V .. ' (z__ ;;:j~,j r__ V "'Q,j ~ spent preventing things. For example: Link-Belt is a j j ' _;;,;,, ,4_, Q . g leader in the design, manufacture and sales of g y;,, j ~- V . { . telescopic and lattice boom cranes and making these _! ./ A r . .;., very large pieces of equipment means welding. 1 _ _.y i:_ _ .g*,yg_. . Lg ; 4 W jliga Welding, as any manufacturer knows, can sometimes ;_j z;, j A Aj L '- "$.$\ r * g L; be tricky from an ergonomic point of view. j A r . "" ` t ,f.;,_ nit F ,,__ ' r t ll So, working to prevent the risk of injuries to his yf zy 7/} r people, Ken johnson made the proactivejmove and } gr, 9 j i called the UK Center for Manufacturing where .r aq ai I extension specialist Bill Young advises companies like g A y . 2 W rr},. L'"kB'F9" """Y$ use g?d '8?'l"?'5.* '"""$` * ,2` V 0.%: 1,,_..,.., i. `, rv irs r~r Q , .r 7 k r AV AAA A Q UK Center for Manufacturing extension specialists are _ r ..4 ... wr..;;*:&;;.,;.. problem-solvers first of all. But that UK in the name if means they also think like educators. So Bill Youngs approach to Ken johnsons request was to teach Link- C LI Belts people how to spot risk factors and how to n Ef 0 correct them, using videotaped examples _i`` ? from their factory. ; ,3, We're really pleased with the training," A if Ken johnson says. "He didn'tjust give us A some information and go away." A Have a potential problem on the horizon youd like to avoid l having? UK Center for Manufacturing can help. A Do you want to ; A - get your product to market fast? _A - be trained in - _ _ ~ lean manufacturing? ergonomics? injection molding? A, locate targeted research in E - machining? welding? metalforming? brazing? " - optimize a process? - 1 locate a supplier? _ i - analyze a product design? Q Dowhathundreds of other companies have a_ . , ,.. ; gd9D..$i;]9863:*. t._as ss . 1 AA Av {Y .: - tins! ~.r.{ .Ac. t t . , . ._.s . . ...v. ..z it K . IA .- a. r.. .. t ...~. ::2 .i- A sr r 1 as A Q; A* W `` A ... J . M- it ; `r.. if j`i' iii.*A I i i? ,`- ' ` ` *" . A > ,-r . A A A A ` A A r A AA A A WVU Aiirtrsijtf n ii\i`!