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The Role of Ergonomics in Corporate Fitness

Written by Jeff Hiserman, PT, Adjunct Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant and Industrial Design Departments of Pennsylvania College of Technology Posted by Corporate Wellness Magazine Every year in the United States, there are approximately 735,000 heart attacks. In the United Kingdom, there are more than 100,000 heart attacks per annum. Many countries around the globe are experiencing a rise in Read more about The Role of Ergonomics in Corporate Fitness[…]

The 23rd Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference!

The 23rd Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference! Looking forward to attending the 23rd Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference in Louisville! This is always a great meeting, with high quality educational sessions, and the Ergo Cup competition! Two good keynotes and lots of good lectures lined up. And Louisville! I might get to see some family….

Surgeons are talking about a once-taboo topic: Their own pain from operating

STEVEN M. FALK / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Written by Stacey Burling.  Posted on December 18, 2019. Rashad Choudry, who wears heavy lead garments for his work as a vascular surgeon at Einstein Healthcare Network, has thrown his back out three times in 13 years. Howard Ross, a colorectal surgeon at Temple University Hospital, has had serious Read more about Surgeons are talking about a once-taboo topic: Their own pain from operating[…]

The Golden Zone: Reducing Stresses While Increasing Profits

Written by Brian Neuwirth. Posted on Nov 18, 2019 A busy warehouse filled with thousands of items, buzzing with equipment and lift trucks can pose many safety risks for the employees responsible for fulfilling the orders. Keeping workers safer while maintaining a competitive operation is no easy task. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Read more about The Golden Zone: Reducing Stresses While Increasing Profits[…]

On the clock: How to design a thoroughly modern workplace

Written By Hannah Hickok. Posted November 21, 2019. Photo by Nikolaj Thaning Rentzmann The gig economy is only expanding: Freelancers currently make up about a third of the American workforce and are projected to comprise half by 2027, a trend that’s mirrored in the growing contract workforce across the globe. With fewer people tied to Read more about On the clock: How to design a thoroughly modern workplace[…]

Rate of work-related MSDs in construction dips as median DAFW climbs:report

Photo: Center for Construction Research and Training Posted November 6, 2019 Silver Spring, MD- The rate of nonfatal, work-related musculoskeletal disorders requiring days away from work in the construction industry has continued to decline, while the median DAFW for such injuries remains on the rise, according to a recent report from the Center for Construction Research and Read more about Rate of work-related MSDs in construction dips as median DAFW climbs:report[…]

Safer Patient Handling: Stat!

Written by Frank Long, MS. Posted October 10, 2019 Healthcare jobs are dangerous. Maybe not as dangerous as bullfighting or lion taming but certainly right up there with anyone who works with chainsaws or roller skates. The risk of worker injury in the healthcare space is ubiquitous and hovers in places one might think unlikely. Read more about Safer Patient Handling: Stat![…]

Keeping the Radio City Rockettes on their toes, with help from Westchester

October 22, 2019: The Radio City Rockettes rehearse for the Christmas Spectacular at the St. Paul the Apostle Church in New York City. (Photo: Carl Scheffel, Carl Scheffel/MSG Photos) Written by Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy. Posted Nov. 26, 2019, Edited Nov. 29, 2019 On a Monday afternoon, just days before opening night, Emily King, 22, a Radio Read more about Keeping the Radio City Rockettes on their toes, with help from Westchester[…]

‘Tis the Season… for Workplace Injuries

By John Leo Post on Sep 27, 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday might still be a couple of months away, but shipping and retail companies are already starting to prepare for the influx of orders and deliveries that they will fulfill this holiday shopping season. Companies like UPS, Target and Amazon have announced their Read more about ‘Tis the Season… for Workplace Injuries[…]

5 steps to prevent physician ergonomic injuries in your organization

To improve the health care work environment, Dr. Welsh (pictured above) shared how to correct ergonomic stress during an OMSS education session held during the 2019 AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Written by Sara Berg, Senior News Writer, American Medical Association, AUG 20, 2019 A growing problem in health care, particularly with physicians, is ergonomic injury—and Read more about 5 steps to prevent physician ergonomic injuries in your organization[…]