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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.


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Episode 306: Measuring and Reducing Fatigue-related Inefficiencies

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Today’s Episode

Dr. Lora Cavuoto,  Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and a faculty expert in ergonomics with the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is here to discuss the fatigue research report for which she was the principal investigator. The three-year study, funded by the American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation looks at the value of wearable technology to reduce workplace fatigue and a link to that report will be available with the player for this podcast on mfgtalkradio.

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Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.

Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


Lora Cavuoto

Lora Cavuoto, PhD, CPE, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University at Buffalo. Research Areas: physical ergonomics, biomechanics, occupational safety and health, workplace wellness, designing workplace accommodations for the obese and older populations

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