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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

How to Configure Your Mouse For Comfort

Written by Simon Batt. Originally Posted on November 8, 2020 The mouse is a key accessory for using a PC, but people don’t pay enough attention to them and hurt their wrists and hands as a result. If you have an aching hand after a hard day of work and play, you may need to make some Read more about How to Configure Your Mouse For Comfort[…]

Pipetting, the easy way: a focus on ergonomic design

Originally posted on June 5th, 2020. Intensive and repeated operations using a mechanical instrument without a good ergonomic design can result in prolonged stress that can lead to a number of muscular problems, known collectively as RSI (repetitive strain injuries). At particular risk are the muscles in the neck area, shoulders, arms and thumbs. Therefore Read more about Pipetting, the easy way: a focus on ergonomic design[…]