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[…]

Do’s and Don’ts for Hoist and Crane Operation

Written By John Sprovieri. Originally Posted on October 5, 2020. Hoists and cranes boost productivity, improve ergonomics and reduce damage to parts and assemblies. That’s not to say, however, that assemblers can take a cavalier attitude toward these devices. Here are some do’s and don’ts for using hoists and cranes.   Do read the ASME/ANSI Read more about Do’s and Don’ts for Hoist and Crane Operation[…]

Automated doors and hands-free sinks: the little changes we’ll see after COVID-19

2+U building in downtown Seattle, WA. Photo by Brian Miller. Written by Lynn Porter. Originally posted on April 17, 2020. Landscape architect Karen Kiest said she expects the 6-feet-away mandate of the COVID-19 pandemic will impact Americans even when it’s gone. “We’re never going to forget social distancing,” said Kiest, who owns Seattle-based Karen Kiest Landscape Read more about Automated doors and hands-free sinks: the little changes we’ll see after COVID-19[…]

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[…]

How Health and Safety Managers Can Reduce the Risk of Hand Injuries

Written by Andrew Shields. Originally posted on February 1, 2020. The hand is one of the most complex pieces of engineering in the human body, which explains its vulnerability in industrial environments. What actions can occupational health and safety managers take to specify PPE that better protects workers’ hands and reduces the number of lost Read more about How Health and Safety Managers Can Reduce the Risk of Hand Injuries[…]

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[…]

Ergonomics Recommendations for Remote Work

Written by Anand Subramanian, Brandy Farris Miller, Jeffrey Fernandez. Originally posted on April 1, 2020. Photo credit: Dreamstime.com, ID 88803054 The world has moved to a reality where many people are working from home and social distancing measures require a new normal.  This means more and more people are working at a location other than Read more about Ergonomics Recommendations for Remote Work[…]

Rate of work-related MSDs in construction dips as median DAFW climbs:report

Photo: Center for Construction Research and Training Posted November 6, 2019 Silver Spring, MD- The rate of nonfatal, work-related musculoskeletal disorders requiring days away from work in the construction industry has continued to decline, while the median DAFW for such injuries remains on the rise, according to a recent report from the Center for Construction Research and Read more about Rate of work-related MSDs in construction dips as median DAFW climbs:report[…]

Safer Patient Handling: Stat!

Written by Frank Long, MS. Posted October 10, 2019 Healthcare jobs are dangerous. Maybe not as dangerous as bullfighting or lion taming but certainly right up there with anyone who works with chainsaws or roller skates. The risk of worker injury in the healthcare space is ubiquitous and hovers in places one might think unlikely. Read more about Safer Patient Handling: Stat![…]