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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[…]

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[…]

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Ways to Improve Your Office Safety

Ways to Improve Your Office Safety By Raul Chacon May 14, 2019 Injuries and Illness, Personnel Safety Although office and administrative work is largely considered low risk, that shouldn’t make office safety any less of a priority. Office workers can still be exposed to preventable hazards that could cause an injury or illness. Workplace injuries and illnesses can Read more about Ways to Improve Your Office Safety[…]

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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[…]

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[…]