How to Use Ergonomic Assessments to Avoid Common Ergonomic Risks

Written by Kevin Lombardo. Originally Posted on March 30, 2022. The ergonomic assessment remains a critical part of every safety leader’s toolkit when it comes to creating safe workplaces and preventing work-related injuries like MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders). Ergonomic risk is hidden in all corners of the workplace, from offices and home workstations to manufacturing floors, Read more about How to Use Ergonomic Assessments to Avoid Common Ergonomic Risks[…]

FROM PRIVATE PRACTICE TO DISNEYLAND, PHYSICAL THERAPY ALUMNA SHARES CAREER OF CALCULATED RISKS

Written by Jordan Gibler. Originally Posted on April 25, 2022. For over 30 years, Joanette Lima Nativo has been redefining how businesses and industries imagine workplace safety. Blazing trails in the nascent field of ergonomics, her career has led from the assembly lines of heavy industry to the myriad magical environments of Disneyland Parks and Read more about FROM PRIVATE PRACTICE TO DISNEYLAND, PHYSICAL THERAPY ALUMNA SHARES CAREER OF CALCULATED RISKS[…]

Be Mindful Of Your Movement To Prevent Injuries

Written by Lisa Foust Prater. Originally Posted on February 16, 2022. Farmwork often involves making the same actions over and over, which can lead to repetitive-motion injuries. Whether milking cows, operating a tractor, harvesting crops by hand, carrying heavy loads, or doing a number of other chores, farmers and ranchers are at risk of developing Read more about Be Mindful Of Your Movement To Prevent Injuries[…]

MSD prevention should consider role of gender and psychosocial hazards too

Originally posted: March 08, 2022. Workplaces need to examine how work is organized and assigned by gender if they want to understand and address the real root causes of musculoskeletal injuries (MSDs). Workplace representatives, researchers and regulators too have come to understand that work-related MSDs are influenced by a wide range of factors. Research evidence Read more about MSD prevention should consider role of gender and psychosocial hazards too[…]

How to design an office space that people want to come back to

Originally posted October 19, 2021. Published in: Workspace Revolution Your office design showcases and influences your company’s two biggest assets: your property and your people. As companies begin to invite employees back to their offices since the pandemic, the question lingers: how do you create a space that employees want to come back to? After over a Read more about How to design an office space that people want to come back to[…]

Reduce the risk of back injuries

Originally posted August 29, 2021. What’s one way workers can cut their risk of a back injury in half? “Store it off the floor,” the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries says. Safety pros and supervisors, you can help reduce the risk. During your next safety talk, Washington L&I recommends asking workers: What are Read more about Reduce the risk of back injuries[…]

Employee Wellness in the Era of Hybrid Work: Ergonomics, Mental Health, and Self-Care

Written by Kevin Lombardo. Originally posted on November 8, 2021 From factory floors and warehouses to offices and homes across the country, the nature of work has evolved significantly in the last couple of years. Research conducted by DORN Companies indicates that employers are noticing impacts in the overall health, safety, and wellness of their Read more about Employee Wellness in the Era of Hybrid Work: Ergonomics, Mental Health, and Self-Care[…]

Tuggers, carts and casters: Evolving the wheel for automation

Written by Roberto Michel. Originally posted on October 5, 2021 The move toward automation doesn’t mean a decline in demand for materials handling carts and the casters and wheels found on them. Far from it. In multiple ways, the automation trend is pulling the market for carts and casters right along with it, increasing demand for carts Read more about Tuggers, carts and casters: Evolving the wheel for automation[…]

Increased cognitive demands offset low-back exoskeleton advantages, research finds

Written by Alleynah Cofas, Texas A&M University. Originally posted on October 28, 2021 In manufacturing, work-related lower-back injuries from lifting and handling heavy objects account for approximately $100 billion in medical bills annually in the United States, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although novel ergonomic interventions such as industrial exoskeletons have Read more about Increased cognitive demands offset low-back exoskeleton advantages, research finds[…]

Re-visiting office ergonomics for a safe return

Written by Linda Miller. Originally posted on July 12, 2021 Adjusting the workplace to meet diverse needs post pandemic The growing number of vaccinated Canadians is generating much excitement, especially because it might mean getting back to normal. But when that happens, will everyone go back to the office? In the last year, with millions Read more about Re-visiting office ergonomics for a safe return[…]