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Study explores link between farm machinery vibration and workers’ back pain

March 21, 2019 Iowa City, IA — A NIOSH-funded study of farm machinery found that the machine operators experienced whole-body vibration at levels that reached the European Union’s “action level” for exposure limit within two hours of operation on nearly 30 percent of the equipment tested. Examining vibrations levels on 112 pieces of machinery – Read more about Study explores link between farm machinery vibration and workers’ back pain[…]

Joanette Lima Nativo is an invited speaker at CSULB Commencement

As an active alumni, and acknowledged as a “Distinguished Alumna” in 2007, Ms. Lima Nativo was invited to speak at one of the 8 commencement ceremonies at CSULB. As a graduate of the College of Health & Human Services, with her degree in Physical Therapy, she is a proud alumni, and one of over 330,000 Read more about Joanette Lima Nativo is an invited speaker at CSULB Commencement[…]

UTEP Study to Target Work-Related Injuries

Gabriel Ibarra-Mejia, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of public health sciences at UTEP, has received a grant to identify strategies to prevent upper extremity disorders in the workplace, such as tennis elbow, which occur when tendons degenerate or wear out from long-term overuse. Funded by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Ibarra-Mejia will Read more about UTEP Study to Target Work-Related Injuries[…]

Ergonomics major concern for firefighters, EMTs, NIOSH says

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and firefighters experience musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) at five times the rate of most workers, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) said in a summary of research priorities for the public safety sector. EMTs and paramedics have rate of 184 work-related MSDs per 10,000 full-time workers. The overall rate Read more about Ergonomics major concern for firefighters, EMTs, NIOSH says[…]

Exploring the factors around experience and management of pain in workplaces

Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Feb 25 2019 A special issue of WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation looks at factors around the experience and management of pain in workplaces around the world Workers suffering from chronic pain takes an immense toll on both employees and employers. Whether the pain that individuals experience is physical or Read more about Exploring the factors around experience and management of pain in workplaces[…]

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Four Companies Finalists for Ohio BWC Innovation Awards

The four finalists for the 2019 Safety Innovation Awards are the Francis Manufacturing Company, J&R Farms, TERYDON Inc., and Yoder Drilling & Geothermal Inc Feb 22, 2019 The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has announced the four finalists for its 2019 Safety Innovation Awards. The Safety Innovation Awards program recognizes employers for commitment to workplace safety and Read more about Four Companies Finalists for Ohio BWC Innovation Awards[…]

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How Will Ergonomics Enable the Future of Industrial Automation?

The scientific knowledge and methods used in ergonomics and human factors provides the ability to understand users, consumers and systems; to design new manufacturing technology, develop innovative and marketable products and services; improve operational efficiency; manage the ageing workforce; and improve health and safety. Ergonomics and human factors have always been important to manufacturing. Ever Read more about How Will Ergonomics Enable the Future of Industrial Automation?[…]

Effective Cab Ergonomics Has Key Role in Driver Productivity, Safety and Health, Industry Experts Say

At GP Transco, a trucking company based in Darien, Ill., about 60% of company drivers leave on Sunday or Monday and return on Friday. An additional third are gone for two to three weeks. That’s a long time for any person to spend the majority of a 24-hour day in a small space. Manufacturers that Read more about Effective Cab Ergonomics Has Key Role in Driver Productivity, Safety and Health, Industry Experts Say[…]

Ergonomics in Endoscopy: Balancing Efficiency and Physician Wellbeing

Imagine a physically demanding job, one that requires a person to perform repetitive motions again and again over the course of the day, the week and throughout their careers. An endoscopist might not be the first occupation that comes to mind when considering what positions might be at risk for work-related pain or injuries, but Read more about Ergonomics in Endoscopy: Balancing Efficiency and Physician Wellbeing[…]

How Ergonomics Training Can Improve Your Greenhouse Worker Productivity

Micro-ergonomics is the art of identifying the smallest flaws in a production process and avoiding the accumulation of very large inefficiencies. It starts with attention to the details of production practices, and it requires knowledge about the principles of how to get the most production from the least stress on the human body. These principles Read more about How Ergonomics Training Can Improve Your Greenhouse Worker Productivity[…]