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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[…]

Ergonomics on the shop floor

    Photo Id: 31914199 Originally posted on October 01, 2020 Performing vehicle service can be physically demanding, especially when working with tires. Many older technicians can tell you that the years of heavy lifting, bending and strain can take its toll on one’s physical health over time. To minimize the likelihood of injury and Read more about Ergonomics on the shop floor[…]

Notes of discomfort: Study keys in on trends in marching band members’ pain

Photo by Zachary C.Person, OSU Written by Steve Lundeberg. Originally posted on February 08, 2021 CORVALLIS, Ore. – Marching band members in leadership roles are more likely to feel discomfort in the neck and upper back than their less experienced bandmates, who in turn are more susceptible to left-hand pain and cognitive strain, a new Read more about Notes of discomfort: Study keys in on trends in marching band members’ pain[…]

The Ergonomics Guide for Gamers

Originally Posted on December 16, 2020. You might not realise it, but the way your body rests while gaming can play a massive impact on your health. Whether you’re on console or PC, the way you play can be managed to prevent any sort of future health issues. It’s not difficult, and it will save Read more about The Ergonomics Guide for Gamers[…]

Ergonomic Considerations for Fall Harnesses When Working at Height

Written by Marc Dudelzak. Originally Posted on December 08, 2020. Workers who spend a great deal of time working at height depend on their fall protection PPE harnesses. They want their gear to be comfortable and lightweight, not hot and heavy. Some harnesses can claim they are lighter weight, but that doesn’t always equate to Read more about Ergonomic Considerations for Fall Harnesses When Working at Height[…]

What to consider for women’s ergonomic safety on the farm

Written by Grace Connatser. Originally Posted on December 10, 2020 With women now making up 36% of total producers in the US, it’s important to consider extra precautions and prevention strategies to keep women safe in an industry that was largely built for men. Charlotte Halverson, a registered nurse and clinical director for the AgriSafe Network, Read more about What to consider for women’s ergonomic safety on the farm[…]