Take this job and shiver it: Chilly offices plague workers

  By Philip Marcelo, Associated Press   Two long-sleeved shirts, a sweater, a fleece jacket, two scarves and two pairs of socks. That has been Karen Ericson’s go-to outfit in her office in Des Moines, Iowa, in recent weeks. “I am still shivering,” the 39-year-old graphic designer said last week, estimating the temperature in the Read more about Take this job and shiver it: Chilly offices plague workers[…]

Five Proven Benefits of Ergonomics in the Workplace

via Ergo-Plus Is ergonomics worth the investment? Learn the benefits of ergonomics in the workplace, backed by 250 case studies. Are you looking to reduce worker’s compensation and health care costs for your company? Is improving productivity one of your company’s core business objectives this year? How about improving product quality? If this is the Read more about Five Proven Benefits of Ergonomics in the Workplace[…]

OSHA construction roundtable addresses ergonomics

  OSHA’s Alliance Program Construction Roundtable is a forum for employers to share information and address challenges. Participants represent organizations in OSHA’s construction alliance program. In a recent blog post, Dr. John W. Mroszczyk provided an update on the work of the group and shared statistics about ongoing challenges the industry faces. Mroszczyk, president of Read more about OSHA construction roundtable addresses ergonomics[…]

Does your workplace have ergonomic issues? Just ask your employees!

By Jennifer Stroschein The Business Journals A key step in performing a job-hazard analysis is to obtain information about the job and its problems from employees who perform the actual task or tasks. Much has been written at the federal enforcement and the academic levels about the value of employee participation in the identification of Read more about Does your workplace have ergonomic issues? Just ask your employees![…]

Extending the “physical” aspect of good design to include the social and psychological environment at work

Sarah Kesslar Quartz Media, LLC As “burnout” among workers has gained attention in the popular media, a conventional wisdom has developed around avoiding it. Essentially, the advice is to “take care of yourself.” Be healthy. Be strong. Be resilient. Be smarter about time management. Don’t let the stressors get to you—fight on and overcome them. Read more about Extending the “physical” aspect of good design to include the social and psychological environment at work[…]

It’s National Ergonomics Month!

In 2003, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society designated October of every year as National Ergonomics Month (NEM)! The purpose of NEM is to create awareness of human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) through grassroots, community-based activities at colleges and universities, high schools, and corporations by providing information and services to the community.  Promoting the science, application, Read more about It’s National Ergonomics Month![…]

Ergonomics and injury prevention are key to reducing the cost of employee back pain

Via hrdive Almost half of all Americans suffer from back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders, which ends up costing employers $213 billion a year in medical treatments and absenteeism. Back pain is a major cause of lost productivity, according to Employee Benefit News (EBN), and accounts for 10% of healthcare costs. To put that in perspective, that amounts Read more about Ergonomics and injury prevention are key to reducing the cost of employee back pain[…]

Join Ergonomic Focus at the 2017 Southern California Joint Technical Symposium!

  The JTS will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at the Carson Center in Carson, CA.  This outstanding all-day event is hosted by the Orange County and Long Beach Chapters of the ASSE, and the Southern California and Orange County Chapters of the AIHA.  Ergonomic Focus will be supporting this event as an exhibitor, Read more about Join Ergonomic Focus at the 2017 Southern California Joint Technical Symposium![…]

New Study Helps To Define Postural Challenges With Tablet Use

Applied Ergonomics   Many of us use handheld devices (phones, tablets), and many people get into awkward positions and stay there for extended periods of time (Been stuck at an airport lately, or on a long flight?  How did you keep busy?).  It doesn’t take long to feel the impact.  As we see more and Read more about New Study Helps To Define Postural Challenges With Tablet Use[…]

Join Ergonomic Focus at the 2017 Southern California Joint Technical Symposium!

  The JTS will be held on Wednesday, October 18 at the Carson Center in Carson, CA.  This outstanding all-day event is hosted by the Orange County and Long Beach Chapters of the ASSE, and the Southern California and Orange County Chapters of the AIHA.  Ergonomic Focus will be supporting this event as an exhibitor, Read more about Join Ergonomic Focus at the 2017 Southern California Joint Technical Symposium![…]