Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Over Three Times More Common in Women Workers

In October 2018, researchers associated with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a study showing that between 2007 and 2014, almost 140,000 workers in the state reported carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) workers’ compensation claims. This adds up to 6.3 claims per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers. While that figure by itself may not appear Read more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Over Three Times More Common in Women Workers[…]

How Ergonomic Packaging Helps Improve Pharma Compliance

It’s hard to imagine why any of us would not comply with the prescription from our doctor. After all, we initially went to the doctor to help treat our health issues. But then we veer off the path of taking medications as prescribed, only to return for a follow-up visit to lie about our behavior Read more about How Ergonomic Packaging Helps Improve Pharma Compliance[…]

Deck the Halls- Ergonomically!

The holidays should be joyful, not painful. We’ve compiled some helpful ergonomics tips to prevent musculoskeletal injuries as you prepare for the holiday season. Shoveling Snow Shoveling snow can be a dangerous task: if not done properly, it can cause serious back injury including strains, sprains, and even slipped discs. According to the American Academy Read more about Deck the Halls- Ergonomically![…]

Fed OSHA info: The Ergonomics Process

The Cal/OSHA and Fed/OSHA websites have a significant amount of information on Ergonomics!  Here is an overview of an Ergonomics Process, taken from the US Department of Labor:  Occupational Safety and Health Administration website: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect workers in many different industries and occupations.  Risk factors at work can include lifting heavy items, bending, Read more about Fed OSHA info: The Ergonomics Process[…]

Halloween Safety On and Off the Road

  Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety. In 2016, 7,330 pedestrians died in traffic or non-traffic incidents, according to Injury Read more about Halloween Safety On and Off the Road[…]

California Hotel Workers Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Regulation to Take Effect July 1, 2018

Seyfarth Synopsis:  On March 9, 2018, the California Office of Administrative Law approved the new regulation that will require hotels and other lodging establishments (such as resorts and bed and breakfast inns) to implement new requirements to protect employees who perform housekeeping tasks from any “musculoskeletal injury.” The regulation will take effect on July 1, Read more about California Hotel Workers Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Regulation to Take Effect July 1, 2018[…]