Re-visiting office ergonomics for a safe return

Written by Linda Miller. Originally posted on July 12, 2021 Adjusting the workplace to meet diverse needs post pandemic The growing number of vaccinated Canadians is generating much excitement, especially because it might mean getting back to normal. But when that happens, will everyone go back to the office? In the last year, with millions Read more about Re-visiting office ergonomics for a safe return[…]

Why HR Should Focus on Ergonomics

Written by Paul Bergeron. Originally posted on May 19, 2021 Many HR teams recognize the mental and physical toll that working from home has taken on employees. Stress, anxiety, lack of sleep and now a raft of physical ailments from poor ergonomics have led to exploding health care costs for some. Those physical problems are expected to escalate Read more about Why HR Should Focus on Ergonomics[…]

New ideas to improve safety and ergonomics

Written by Gary Forger. Originally posted on May 17, 2021 Most every story about safety and ergonomics in the warehouse features equipment such as lift tables and rack netting. This isn’t that story. Instead we went in another direction. This one focuses on wearables and software. Not that lift tables and netting aren’t still essential. They Read more about New ideas to improve safety and ergonomics[…]

Knees, back and shoulders the focus of new MSD prevention posters

Photo: Center of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders Originally Posted on February 19, 2021 Waterloo, Ontario — A Canadian safety group has added three posters – focused on reducing the risk of MSD injuries in the knees, shoulders and lower back – to its musculoskeletal injury prevention resource library. The Center of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Read more about Knees, back and shoulders the focus of new MSD prevention posters[…]

Early Intervention Key to Better Worker Safety

Written by Rebecca Lee. Originally posted on February 17, 2020. I don’t have to tell you that worker safety is a big deal—like a $161.5 billion big deal (the total cost of worker injuries, according to recent available data). Or, another way to look at it is $1,100 per worker or $39,000 per medically consulted injury. Read more about Early Intervention Key to Better Worker Safety[…]

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Five Strategies to Improve Workplace Ergonomics

Through these best practices, manufacturing organizations can significantly change the reduction and mitigation of MSDs, improve health outcomes, reduce costs and increase productivity. Dr. Raffi Terzian, M.D., MPH | Aug 21, 2019 Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common among all Americans; however, employees in manufacturing settings are especially vulnerable to developing these injuries due to a number of Read more about Five Strategies to Improve Workplace Ergonomics[…]

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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How Will Ergonomics Enable the Future of Industrial Automation?

The scientific knowledge and methods used in ergonomics and human factors provides the ability to understand users, consumers and systems; to design new manufacturing technology, develop innovative and marketable products and services; improve operational efficiency; manage the ageing workforce; and improve health and safety. Ergonomics and human factors have always been important to manufacturing. Ever Read more about How Will Ergonomics Enable the Future of Industrial Automation?[…]

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[…]