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![…]

Keeping the Radio City Rockettes on their toes, with help from Westchester

October 22, 2019: The Radio City Rockettes rehearse for the Christmas Spectacular at the St. Paul the Apostle Church in New York City. (Photo: Carl Scheffel, Carl Scheffel/MSG Photos) Written by Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy. Posted Nov. 26, 2019, Edited Nov. 29, 2019 On a Monday afternoon, just days before opening night, Emily King, 22, a Radio Read more about Keeping the Radio City Rockettes on their toes, with help from Westchester[…]

‘Tis the Season… for Workplace Injuries

By John Leo Post on Sep 27, 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday might still be a couple of months away, but shipping and retail companies are already starting to prepare for the influx of orders and deliveries that they will fulfill this holiday shopping season. Companies like UPS, Target and Amazon have announced their Read more about ‘Tis the Season… for Workplace Injuries[…]