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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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How intelligent workstations will use AI to improve health and happiness

Do you want to be warm or cold? Is it time to stand rather than sit? An interdisciplinary team — made up of designers and USC professors — is using AI to create tech-savvy desks with health and well-being in mind BY Jamie Wetherbe APRIL 25, 2019 Statistics show that if you’re reading this at work, Read more about How intelligent workstations will use AI to improve health and happiness[…]

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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[…]

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[…]

EXTRA: A teacher responds to our blog about classroom ergonomics

Danielle Alpert, 3rd grade teacher in San Diego County, has contacted us about our February 20th blog, Schools Address Class Ergonomics. We present her interview as a special extra and hope you enjoy it.  Thank you, Miss Alpert.   What type of seating options work well in your 3rd grade classroom?        A variety Read more about EXTRA: A teacher responds to our blog about classroom ergonomics[…]

How posture can aggravate a lumbar herniated disc

Via Spine-Health.com   A number of factors contribute to the symptoms you experience from a lumbar herniated disc; including the extent of the herniation and the location of the disc. But you may be surprised to learn that situational factors, such as your posture, also play a role. The dangers of poor lifting posture You’ve likely Read more about How posture can aggravate a lumbar herniated disc[…]

Ergonomic Evaluations – A Critical Piece To Your Process!

Does One Size Fit All? NO! There are several types of ergonomic evaluations. Individual Prevention Evaluations: These work well for new employees or when a new process is put in place and you just want to make sure everyone is set up correctly. Proactive!! Individual (or group) Early Intervention Evaluations: These work well for employees Read more about Ergonomic Evaluations – A Critical Piece To Your Process![…]