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[…]

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[…]

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Five Strategies to Improve Workplace Ergonomics

Through these best practices, manufacturing organizations can significantly change the reduction and mitigation of MSDs, improve health outcomes, reduce costs and increase productivity. Dr. Raffi Terzian, M.D., MPH | Aug 21, 2019 Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common among all Americans; however, employees in manufacturing settings are especially vulnerable to developing these injuries due to a number of Read more about Five Strategies to Improve Workplace Ergonomics[…]

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Ergonomic Assembly Tools Can Ease the Pain of Manufacturing

Manufacturing industries, with diverse fastening applications from the motor vehicle industry to appliances and aerospace to white goods, rely on assembly tools such as air-powered screwdrivers, nut runners, and drills. These tools are a driving force in bringing products to market, but they can also be the cause of undue pain for their operators if Read more about Ergonomic Assembly Tools Can Ease the Pain of Manufacturing[…]

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Positioning Equipment Improves Ergonomics for Medical Device Assembler

Ergonomic upgrades are becoming a vital part of many workplaces, and assembly workstations can be especially challenging. According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, ergonomic issues cost U.S. companies upwards of $54 billion annually, and they account for one-third of workplace absences. Thermo Fisher Scientific, a leading manufacturer of laboratory technology, recently Read more about Positioning Equipment Improves Ergonomics for Medical Device Assembler[…]

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Ergonomics May Be the Key to Longevity for Ophthalmologists

AUGUST 13, 2019 Tejus Pradeep, BA Ophthalmology, known for its well-balanced blend of microsurgical procedures and medical treatments, is widely regarded as an elegant medical specialty. This is evidenced by a competitive residency application process and a track record of physicians who are extremely satisfied with their profession. According to a recent annual survey, ophthalmology Read more about Ergonomics May Be the Key to Longevity for Ophthalmologists[…]

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When Will K-12 Classrooms Scrap Those Age-Old, Rigid Desk-Chairs?

Remember that little desk/chair combo used by millions of students—and maybe even you—in school? They’re still a mainstay in K-12, but there are rumblings that they’re on their way out. And good riddance, say some school leaders, educational furniture providers, and industry observers. What’s replacing them is school furniture that may be on wheels, adjustable Read more about When Will K-12 Classrooms Scrap Those Age-Old, Rigid Desk-Chairs?[…]

Maximum weight children should carry in school backpacks

Date: July 2, 2019 Source: University of Granada Summary: Scientists have established that school children who use backpacks should avoid loads of more than 10% of their body weight — and those who use trolleys, 20% of their body weight. FULL STORY Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) and UK-based Liverpool John Moores University have determined for Read more about Maximum weight children should carry in school backpacks[…]

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Joanette Lima Nativo speaks at Southern CA PASMA meeting in July

PASMA (Public Agency Safety Management Association) meetings focus on issues that affect the environmental, health, and safety professions in the public sector. Asked to talk about this specific issue that continues to evolve, Ms. Lima Nativo shared her knowledge based on field experience and recent research on the topic. Her presentation, “Research and Reality – Read more about Joanette Lima Nativo speaks at Southern CA PASMA meeting in July[…]