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[…]

10 Worker Safety and Productivity Tips for 2020

Written by Steve Ludwig. Originally posted on May 8, 2020. It’s a new decade (depending on whether you believe the decade begins with year zero or year 1), but manufacturing safety challenges keep expanding: digital transformation, fewer available workers, globalization, and how to manage safety and security risks among them. We’re living in an era Read more about 10 Worker Safety and Productivity Tips for 2020[…]

Ergonomics in the Lab

Written by Vince McLeod. Originally posted on December 1, 2019. Carpal tunnel is a term that strikes fear into everyone that uses a computer, and we all know how much computers are used in laboratories and research in general. Everything from data entry to notation and protocol documentation to grant, article, and proposal writing is digital Read more about Ergonomics in the Lab[…]

Surgeons are talking about a once-taboo topic: Their own pain from operating

STEVEN M. FALK / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Written by Stacey Burling.  Posted on December 18, 2019. Rashad Choudry, who wears heavy lead garments for his work as a vascular surgeon at Einstein Healthcare Network, has thrown his back out three times in 13 years. Howard Ross, a colorectal surgeon at Temple University Hospital, has had serious Read more about Surgeons are talking about a once-taboo topic: Their own pain from operating[…]