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Why HR Should Focus on Ergonomics

Written by Paul Bergeron. Originally posted on May 19, 2021 Many HR teams recognize the mental and physical toll that working from home has taken on employees. Stress, anxiety, lack of sleep and now a raft of physical ailments from poor ergonomics have led to exploding health care costs for some. Those physical problems are expected to escalate Read more about Why HR Should Focus on Ergonomics[…]

Manual vs. Electronic Pipetting: What You Need to Know

Written by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Originally posted on July 01, 2021 When it comes to liquid handling, it is critical to ensure quality, reproducibility and precision in pipetting. You should be as comfortable using your pipette as an artist with a paint brush. Using it is second nature, but the better the quality of the Read more about Manual vs. Electronic Pipetting: What You Need to Know[…]

Ottobock To Help Logistics Industry Workers Reduce Back Injuries

Written by Mary Ellen McCandless. Originally posted on May 17, 2021 Workers in logistics facilities, such as parcel distribution centers, lift the equivalent weight of a Boeing 747 airplane over five workdays, on average, from carrying packages, crates, and other objects on the job, according to a new study. The study found that a high Read more about Ottobock To Help Logistics Industry Workers Reduce Back Injuries[…]

New ideas to improve safety and ergonomics

Written by Gary Forger. Originally posted on May 17, 2021 Most every story about safety and ergonomics in the warehouse features equipment such as lift tables and rack netting. This isn’t that story. Instead we went in another direction. This one focuses on wearables and software. Not that lift tables and netting aren’t still essential. They Read more about New ideas to improve safety and ergonomics[…]

97% of Ortho Residents Have OR-Related Musculoskeletal Pain, Says Mayo Study

Written by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. Originally  posted on April 19, 2021. Residents…their exposure to the contortions of the OR is limited, so they wouldn’t have musculoskeletal (MSP) pain, right? Read on. Inspired by his own real-life musculoskeletal travails during residency, an orthopedic surgeon, Kade McQuivey, M.D. of Mayo Clinic, set out to investigate MSP Read more about 97% of Ortho Residents Have OR-Related Musculoskeletal Pain, Says Mayo Study[…]

New safety app helps miners identify hazards

Written by Zach Mentz. Originally posted on April 08, 2021. The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) unveiled an app for mine workers and mine safety health professionals to track safety hazards in real time. Version 2.0 of the ErgoMine app is an on-the-ground resource and auditing app to help miners identify, record and track safety hazards Read more about New safety app helps miners identify hazards[…]

Not Just Keyboards: Many Types of Workers Can Develop Carpal Tunnel

Written by Robert Preidt. Originally posted on April 08, 2021 THURSDAY, April 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In a discovery that shows carpal tunnel syndrome doesn’t strike just office workers, researchers report that people who work in construction or manufacturing have a higher risk of carpal tunnel syndrome than those with desk jobs. Why the Read more about Not Just Keyboards: Many Types of Workers Can Develop Carpal Tunnel[…]

Knees, back and shoulders the focus of new MSD prevention posters

Photo: Center of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders Originally Posted on February 19, 2021 Waterloo, Ontario — A Canadian safety group has added three posters – focused on reducing the risk of MSD injuries in the knees, shoulders and lower back – to its musculoskeletal injury prevention resource library. The Center of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Read more about Knees, back and shoulders the focus of new MSD prevention posters[…]

49er Industry Chat Speaker

At the invitation of the Office of Alumni Engagement at CSU Long Beach, Joanette hosted a 49er Industry Chat via Zoom on Thursday March 18th. This was a 45-minute live webinar, where distinguished alumni shared their professional journey and offer advice to students and alumni interested in entering the same industry. Joanette shared insight on what she’s learned throughout her career, Read more about 49er Industry Chat Speaker[…]

Lezyne relaunches multitool range with improved ergonomics, durability, and shinier finishes

Written by Greg Kaplan. Originally posted on February 02, 2021 Nevada-based tool manufacturer improves finishes and ergonomics while dropping weight on multitools. Lezyne, maker of shiny things like lights, pumps, and shop tools, relaunched its line of handheld multitools. “By pairing forward-thinking design, modern tool combinations, and shop-quality tool bits with class-leading durability, we’ve been Read more about Lezyne relaunches multitool range with improved ergonomics, durability, and shinier finishes[…]