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[…]

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[…]

The Upender, Improving Worker Safety

Originally posted March 1, 2021. Written by Uni-Craft Corp. – Ergonomic Solutions The Upender is an ergonomic “lifting aid” that helps prevent worker injuries, lowering the cost of claims and downtime. Ergonomic solutions in the workplace are necessary. We are aware that the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, reported that musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted Read more about The Upender, Improving Worker Safety[…]

Forklift operator comfort is essential

Written by MHW Magazine. Originally posted on September 4, 2021 A forklift operator’s office is the truck’s cabin so it’s essential that every aspect of the cab’s design is considered if the operator is going to be kept comfortable and productive throughout the working day, says Toyota Material Handling UK’s Gary Ison Sitting comfortably Ergonomics Read more about Forklift operator comfort is essential[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]