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When Will K-12 Classrooms Scrap Those Age-Old, Rigid Desk-Chairs?

Remember that little desk/chair combo used by millions of students—and maybe even you—in school? They’re still a mainstay in K-12, but there are rumblings that they’re on their way out. And good riddance, say some school leaders, educational furniture providers, and industry observers. What’s replacing them is school furniture that may be on wheels, adjustable Read more about When Will K-12 Classrooms Scrap Those Age-Old, Rigid Desk-Chairs?[…]

Maximum weight children should carry in school backpacks

Date: July 2, 2019 Source: University of Granada Summary: Scientists have established that school children who use backpacks should avoid loads of more than 10% of their body weight — and those who use trolleys, 20% of their body weight. FULL STORY Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) and UK-based Liverpool John Moores University have determined for Read more about Maximum weight children should carry in school backpacks[…]

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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[…]

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Study explores link between farm machinery vibration and workers’ back pain

March 21, 2019 Iowa City, IA — A NIOSH-funded study of farm machinery found that the machine operators experienced whole-body vibration at levels that reached the European Union’s “action level” for exposure limit within two hours of operation on nearly 30 percent of the equipment tested. Examining vibrations levels on 112 pieces of machinery – Read more about Study explores link between farm machinery vibration and workers’ back pain[…]

Ergonomics major concern for firefighters, EMTs, NIOSH says

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and firefighters experience musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) at five times the rate of most workers, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) said in a summary of research priorities for the public safety sector. EMTs and paramedics have rate of 184 work-related MSDs per 10,000 full-time workers. The overall rate Read more about Ergonomics major concern for firefighters, EMTs, NIOSH says[…]

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Four Companies Finalists for Ohio BWC Innovation Awards

The four finalists for the 2019 Safety Innovation Awards are the Francis Manufacturing Company, J&R Farms, TERYDON Inc., and Yoder Drilling & Geothermal Inc Feb 22, 2019 The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has announced the four finalists for its 2019 Safety Innovation Awards. The Safety Innovation Awards program recognizes employers for commitment to workplace safety and Read more about Four Companies Finalists for Ohio BWC Innovation Awards[…]

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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?[…]

Effective Cab Ergonomics Has Key Role in Driver Productivity, Safety and Health, Industry Experts Say

At GP Transco, a trucking company based in Darien, Ill., about 60% of company drivers leave on Sunday or Monday and return on Friday. An additional third are gone for two to three weeks. That’s a long time for any person to spend the majority of a 24-hour day in a small space. Manufacturers that Read more about Effective Cab Ergonomics Has Key Role in Driver Productivity, Safety and Health, Industry Experts Say[…]